Nelson recognized – Outgoing St. Martinvile Mayor Thomas Nelson (center) was honored at the June 5 St. Martin Parish Council meeting with a plaque and verbal tribute. With him are Parish President Chester Cedars and Nelson’s daughter, Lisa, who holds her father’s Dist. 2 on the parish council.(Karl Jeter)
The St. Martin Parish Council has recognized outgoing St. Martinville Mayor Thomas Nelson for nearly four decades of service to the parish and city.
At the June 5 parish council meeting, President Chester Cedars presented Nelson, who leaves office on June 30, with a plaque honoring his efforts and dedication to public service. Nelson lost the April 28 mayoral run-off election to Melinda Mitchell.