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Empty nester fulfilling her goals as she steps into the Fulton mayor’s seat By Lou Sorendo Deana Michaels serving food during Fulton Polish Fest at Fulton Polish Home in September… What do you get when you mix a professional woman, a community volunteer and a devoted mother of two who is now an empty nester? The city of Fulton’s new mayor-elect — Deana Michaels. However, behind the political persona is a person that has both passion and purpose when it comes to not only her profession, but to life itself. Before her ascent to being the market manager for Pathfinder Bank’s Fulton location and the mayor-elect of Fulton, she navigated through a myriad of opportunities and challenges. After graduating from Oswego High School, Michaels attended SUNY Oswego. “I was still in my hometown, but I didn’t feel connected to the college life. I wanted to get out into the world and start a career,” she said. Through high school, Michael worked several jobs, including manager at McDonalds. “I learned the importance of leadership early on,” said Michaels, who attributes her strong work ethic to a hard-working family background. She would then leave school and start work at Oswego City Savings