Parade Grand Marshal

2021 Parade Grand Marshal

This year’s Grand Marshal is Deb Griffith.

Deb grew up in South St. Paul and is a 1980 SSP graduate.   She built a home in South St. Paul and currently resides there with her husband Bob.   She has 2 grown children Erin and Patrick and is still waiting for grandchildren, so in the meantime, their dog Bailey will have to do to spoil.

Deb has worked for the City of South St. Paul for 25 years starting as the City’s first Volunteer Coordinator.   The job morphed into being the Community Affairs Liaison which calls for Deb to work with community groups and organizations, residents, families, and of course the SSP Mayor’s Youth Task Force.

Deb has enjoyed creating “Community Ownership” with South St. Paul groups, by creating activities, opportunities and events including Read Across South St. Paul, the Water Balloon Dodgeball Tournament,  The Great Halloween Get Together, Fill the Backpack Campaign and Swimming Under the Stars to name a few.

When Deb is not at the City, she loves to garden, and craft and she hopes to be back at her corner of 6th and Southview for On the Road Again 2021. She has served on many local boards and committees and currently sits on the Wakota Federal Board of Directors and the 50th Anniversary Committee for Neighbors, Inc.

Deb is humbled by being selected as the 2021 Grand Marshal and is looking forward to a great Kaposia Days weekend.