Mayor Debra Gros

A thirty nine year resident of the village, Mayor Gros was elected in 2019. After being asked by a former official if she would be interested in running as a trustee, Mayor "Debbie" Gros welcomed the opportunity to serve her community. She served as a trustee from 2015-2019.

Regarding her decision to run for mayor, Debbie was motivated by a desire to take Nelliston in a new direction while preserving the aspects of the village that made it a safe and enjoyable place to raise her family. Having worked for more than thirty years in childcare, she hopes her tenure as mayor will see the village park restored for families and residents to enjoy for years to come.


Deputy Mayor Michael Thomas

"Mike" Thomas has resided in the village for forty eight years and was elected as a trustee in 2017. Having worked for the village's Department of Public works in the 1970's, Mike knew first-hand the work needed to maintain and restore Nelliston. He saw running for trustee as a way to give back. His favorite thing about the village: this is where he met his wife.


Trustee Richard Clinton

The longest village resident of the board members, "Rich" Clinton came to live in Nelliston in 1954. He has always loved the small town feel of his childhood home as a place where one knows their neighbors. A veteran of the United States Navy, Rich decided to return to Nelliston to work and raise his family.

Aside from his time in the military and current seat on the board, Rich is no stranger to public service. He previously held a seat on the Town of Palatine council and served as its assessor for ten years. Also, as the former Superintendent of Public Works for Nelliston in the 1970's and 80's, he had worked with Mike Thomas and felt his experiences could benefit the village residents. During his time as trustee, he would like to see a revitalization of Nelliston's infrastructure.