Michelle Nelson is now officially Flossmoor’s mayor, making her the first woman to assume that role as well as the first new person in that position in more than a decade.
Nelson took the oath of office Monday, May 3, at a village board meeting moved to Homewood-Flossmoor High School. The oath was administered by her father, Judge Michael Svetlic.
“I don’t hug every judge, but I do hug this judge,” Nelson said with a laugh, while thanking her family for their support.
Nelson said after the meeting she was excited about her first evening with the board.