Sue Maki was elected to the Hamilton County Council in 2020 and took office January 1, 2021. She is an At-Large member.
Maki grew up in Cleveland and graduated from Baldwin Wallace University in Ohio with a degree in political science. She also has an M.B.A. from Anderson University. Maki spent 18 years in the insurance industry, before taking the helm of the Hamilton County Leadership Academy as Executive Director. She is now the Manager of Environmental Initiatives & Education for Carmel Utilities. Maki played an integral role in Carmel achieving the 2016 EPA WaterSense Excellence Award and the 2014 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence for Recycling.
Maki is the president of the Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District Board and is also a past president of the Hamilton County Tourism Commission. She is also a member of OneZone Commerce, the Rotary Club of Carmel, and the Carmel International Arts Festival Board.
“Through my work and my county-wide involvement on many levels, I have acquired an insight and researched the challenges faced by Hamilton County residents – from the small towns of Atlanta and Cicero to the booming cities of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville and Westfield,” Maki says. ” I know I can bring a new perspective now and into the future.”
Maki and her husband Tom have two grown sons. The pair have also hosted seven exchange students from around the world. Maki has lived and worked in Hamilton County for over 30 years. She currently resides in Carmel. When she’s not working, Maki enjoys reading, travelling, group exercise classes, and volunteering.