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Flossmoor Board confirms Gina A. LoGalbo as village clerk 

Flossmoor Village Clerk Gina A. LoGalbo (far left) takes the oath of office Monday, May 17, after being appointed to the role by Mayor Michelle Nelson and confirmed unanimously by the village board. (Photo provided by the Village of Flossmoor)

Gina A. LoGalbo is to serve as Flossmoor clerk until at least the 2023 Consolidated Election.

The Flossmoor Village Board voted unanimously Monday, May 17, to confirm the first appointment made by Mayor Michelle Nelson. LoGalbo fills a vacancy after no one filed to run for the position in the 2021 Consolidated Election.

Nelson noted at the meeting that six people submitted resumes for consideration and the village ultimately interviewed five of them.

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“The quality of the resumes that were submitted were phenomenal,” Nelson said. “We are very lucky to have the option to choose from some amazing residents. … It was a really difficult decision; however, one of the residents stood out a little bit more than everyone else.”

LoGalbo is a United States Marine Corps veteran who served as an administrative clerk. She holds a degree from The John Marshall Law School and works as an attorney for the Cook County Bureau of Human Resources. As a hearing officer, she handles scheduling, facilitating and conducting grievance hearings, including note taking and directing presentations of the parties involved, according to a press release issued by the village. 

Nelson also called her a regular community volunteer who has been involved with the Hidden Gem Half Marathon, Toys for Tots collections, the Homewood-Flossmoor High School Parent Advisory Board and the Homewood-Flossmoor Soccer Club.

“I think she’s an excellent candidate,” Trustee Perry Hoag said. “I’m looking forward to working with her.”

Trustee Joni Bradley-Scott added, “I think she will be outstanding.”

“I’m very pleased to be here,” LoGalbo told the board.

Despite a prior press release noting the appointment would be for a full term, Village Manager Bridget Wachtel clarified that the position would be on the ballot for the 2023 Consolidated Election for the remaining two years of the term.

Other business

  • Nelson read a resolution honoring Brian Goesel for his work with the Flossmoor Community Relations Green Committee and later the village’s Green Commission.
  • Nelson announced at the meeting that 330 people have registered to run in the Hidden Gem this September. Registration is being accepted at hiddengemhalf.com, with fees expected to rise as the race nears.

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