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. After HCLA, Maki served as Manager of Environmental Initiatives & Education for Carmel Utilities for 15 years before retiring in June 2021 to devote more time to her County Council role.
Maki has served the community in a variety of ways. She is a past present of the Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District Board; Hamilton County Tourism Commission; and the Rotary Club of Carmel where she remains an active member.
“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 on County Council business Maki enjoys reading, travelling, group exercise classes, and volunteering.