Community Service Person of the Year ~ Sue Marston

Sue Marston is a lifelong resident of Grand Island and proud of it.

Sue says because her childhood was all it could be and more, she is not only fortunate enough to but is also eager to give back to the community that has shaped who she is today.

The Grand Island schools are on the receiving end of many of Sue’s volunteer endeavors.  When her son started Kindergarten, she joined the PTA as a council representative and by her second year, was elected PTA President. Along with her PTA responsibilities at Kaegebein, she also volunteered on the Playground Committee responsible for fundraising for the school’s new playground built last year. In addition, she is a current Board of Education Trustee, an elected position, having served as Vice President during her first two years. As a trustee, she sits on several committees including the Community Education Committee, the Community Relations Committee, and the Internal Audit Committee.

She also volunteers for a multitude of town organizations and causes including the Knights of Columbus, Lawn Mower Races, and the Grand Island Rod & Gun Club golf tournament, all while being an active parent for both the Grand Island Soccer Club and Grand Island Little League. Assistant soccer coach and team mom for her son’s baseball team are two more hats she proudly sports. She is also a new Grand Island Little League Parents Auxiliary board member.

To say she always goes the extra mile is an understatement. In fact, in 2015, Sue ran 1000 miles in memory of Kelly Knab, a Grand Island resident who courageously fought neuroendrocine cancer of the pancreas, and passed away at the age of 28. To honor her memory, Sue continues her efforts as a proud member of the Gingerstrong team that raises money for Cycle for Survival. 100% of all these proceeds are allocated to rare cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Her team, nationally over the last three years, has raised over $660,000.

Sue and her husband Peter, are the proud parents to son, Peter Jr.