Nancy Snowden Floyd
“I want people to remember me as someone who always tried to do her best.”
Nancy Floyd is a woman of firsts. She became the first African American to serve on the Glendale Council and first woman to serve as its first vice mayor. She was appointed to Council in 1992 to fill a vacant seat and then was elected to two additional four-year terms. She chaired the Public and Historic Building Committee while the village administration building was renovated. She has also raised funds for Children’s Hospital and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity.
Born in Mississippi, Nancy grew up on a farm. She was the first of eight children to finish college and earned a degree in business education. Nancy moved to Glendale with her husband Benjamin and two sons—Eric and Ashley—in 1971 and says there’s no place she’d rather live. Now retired, Ben was a research scientist for Procter & Gamble.
She was a legal secretary for Keating Muething & Klekamp but left there to start a typing service from her home so she could be with the kids. When her youngest left for college, she started selling real estate with West Shell. She always put her family first, but believed it’s important to give back to her community.