U.S. Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award Received By
AmeriCorps VISTA with Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County
Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Oneida County Public Market is proud to acknowledge Susan Marie Weber, AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer as recipient of the U.S. Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her over 7,000 hours of extraordinary volunteer service and leadership in her community.
Oriskany, NY:It is the highest national civil award bestowed by the President of the United States. This honor sets her apart from her peers, and her continued work as a VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) delivers a powerful message that inspires others to engage in volunteer service with demonstrated commitment and example while serving those in need.
As written in a letter 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… “ “
“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,” stated Beth Irons, Oneida County Public Market Manager.
Ms. Weber, graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S., and is a certified Computer Network Engineer. Her work career includes 7 years as a mortgage banker, adjunct at SUNYIT, and the balance in IT. Weber has called Clinton, NY home for the past 35 years. A speech, given by General Colin Powell, inspired her to serve in AmeriCorps as a VISTA. Special thanks to Partners for Campus Community Engagement (PCCE) who applied for the award on Weber’s behalf.
The Oneida County Public Market operates year-round on Saturdays, from 9:00am to 1:00pm at Union Station, 321 Main Street 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. For more information go to cceoneida.com or oneidacountymarket.com, and like us on Facebook and Instagram.