HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Former Huntersville Mayor Jill Swain has died, the town said Thursday. She was 61.
The Town of Huntersville made a statement on their social media pages about the passing of the former mayor.
“Our hearts are saddened at the passing of Huntersville’s former Mayor Jill Swain,” the town stated. “Jill served this community in many capacities for decades”
The Town of Huntersville has put the flag at half staff in honor of Jill Swain.
We are remembering former mayor and commissioner Jill Swain and her service to the Town of Huntersville. pic.twitter.com/fF68Milr1g
— Town of Huntersville (@HuntersvilleGOV) April 29, 2022
Jill was first elected in 1999 as a commissioner. She served for eight years until being elected mayor, a role she was active in from 2007 to 2015.
Before being elected to public office, Jill served on the Huntersville Planning Board, Land Use Committee, and Huntersville Cultural Development Committee. She also served on many regional and local Boards.
The Town ended their message by extending their condolences to her family.
North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis also sent prayers to her family.
“Susan and I are heartbroken to learn of Jill Swain’s passing,” Tillis said. “She was a great leader who served Huntersville as both mayor and town commissioner and was instrumental in championing the growth of our business community and shaping Huntersville’s development.”