8-year-old Milford boy becomes mayor of "Amphibiville"
An 8-year-old boy from Milford has been sworn in as the new boss of the Detroit Zoo's amphibian population.
Jack Salvati this week began his two-year term as the mayor of Amphibiville, a 2-acre wetland village that's home to the National Amphibian Conservation Center.
Jack sought the office because of his love for amphibians. The mayor called his swearing-in "the happiest day" of his life.
A plaque bearing Jack's name and photo will be displayed in the National Amphibian Conservation Center throughout his term. He also receives a plush frog and a one-year family membership to the zoo.
The zoo invited candidates ages 7-12 who live in Michigan to enter the mayor's race by submitting a 100-word essay.
The outgoing mayor is 13-year-old Gabriel P.J. Graydon of Southfield.