U.S. Coast Guard Member recognized with award


SAULT STE. MARIE, MICH. – Lieutenant Junior Grade Scotti Culton received the 2020 Volunteer Award from the city of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

The award is meant to foster more integration between the city and the United States Coast Guard base.

During the Commission meeting February 1, 2021 she was recognized for her choice to go above and beyond the call of duty during the pandemic.

In a statement read by Mayor Don Gerry in recognition of the award, he noted the tasks she had accomplished.

Of note, she coordinated a Coast Guard team to complete beautification efforts at the Diane Peppler Resource Center. This team quickly overhauled the Center’s landscaping and created an environment that was more welcoming to people they serve,” said Gerry.

“Further, she initiated contact with Coast Guard Legal to create a long-term plan which will
ensure future partnership projects at the Diane Peppler Center occur seamlessly and without delay. Additionally, her generous nature and commitment to the physical well-being of her neighbors steered to a volunteer coach role. In this capacity, she committed time and energy to the health and fitness of her fellow community members by proving high-intensity metabolic and resistance training.”

She gave up 24 hours of her time to the community just in personalized individual training.

Culton for her part was grateful for the award.

“Thank you so much for this award. This past year, was chaotic, to say the least. But it’s been an absolute joy to meet and help individuals around the Soo,” said Culton. “I haven’t been here that long. But I can’t say how much I look forward to meeting more people. And being even more part of this community.”

According to the USCG website the base is home to 248 active members, 70 reserves and 26 civilian personnel.


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