About the Board
A resident of the village for more than forty years, 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.
Originally from Western NY, Conrad Phillips moved to the Mohawk Valley to work in education. He served as an educator for forty one years before retiring from his position in Herkimer County. Having called Nelliston home since 2004, he finds that his favorite thing about the village is the peace and quiet it offers.
During his time on the board, Conrad wants to see beautification projects completed in Nelliston that will help to make it a place that sticks in people's memories, both visitors and residents alike.
Niel Yerdon is a lifelong resident of the village, having called it home for over sixty years. Now retired, he worked for twenty nine years as a printer for businesses throughout the area. Speaking of his time growing up in Nelliston, Niel's fondest memories include the circus coming to town at the park and how the village was always a quiet place where you knew your neighbors. No stranger to public service, Niel previously served on the board of the Town of Palatine. Continuing the Yerdon family's tradition of public service to the Village of Nelliston, Niel is the second member of his immediately family elected to the village's board of trustees. His brother Donny served as mayor from 1991 to 2014. During his time in office, Niel hopes to increase services for residents at affordable costs.