Return home

Local volunteer receives Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted 9/22/22

Susan Marie Weber, an AmeriCorps/Service to America volunteer, has been awarded the U.S. Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her more than 7,000 hours of volunteer service …

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Local volunteer receives Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted

UTICA — Susan Marie Weber, an AmeriCorps/Service to America volunteer, has been awarded the U.S. Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her more than 7,000 hours of volunteer service and leadership.

“Susan has become an integral part of the Oneida County Public Market, growing the volunteer program and helping to establish the Double-Up Food Bucks Program, to supplement SNAP benefits, used at the market for fresh produce,” said Beth Irons, Oneida County Public Market manager.

In a letter to Weber, signed by President Biden, “The American story depends not on any one of us, not on some of us, but on all of us. I congratulate you on taking it upon yourself to contribute to the public good, and I am proud to present you with the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award… “

Weber graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree and is a certified Computer Network Engineer. Her work career includes 7 years as a mortgage banker, an adjunct instructor at SUNYIT, and the balance in the information technology field.

Weber has lived in Clinton for the past 35 years. She was inspired to service in AmeriCorps as a VISTA following a speech given by Gen. Colin Powell.

The Partners for Campus Community Engagement applied for the award on Weber’s behalf.

The Oneida County Public Market operates year-round on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Union Station, 321 Main St. in downtown Utica’s historic Bagg’s Square, offering the community fresh, locally produced food items, crafts and artisan products.

The market is one of the many programs overseen by Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County.

 

Comments

No comments on this item Please log in to comment by clicking here