2021 UP Chapter of MCUL Distinguished Service Award
Tracey Tippett - TruNorth Federal Credit Union
Pictured are Tracey Tippett and David Rautiola, UP Chapter Chair
Tracey has been employed at TruNorth Federal Credit Union for the last 28 years, most recently as the Operations Department Supervisor. Tracey served in the United States Marine Corps from 1987 until 1992. She was stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Arizona as a heavy-equipment mechanic. Tracey continues to serve the local veteran community. She is a life member of the Marine Corps League, Military Order of the Devil Dogs, and Marquette County Veterans Alliance Committee. Tracey has held different offices in the veteran community and is always volunteering at local veteran events. She is also the Marquette County Toys for Tots Coordinator, serves as Secretary of Marquette County Veterans Board, and is a Board Trustee with the Alliance. She is active in American Legion Post 114 and is the Lake Superior Detachment 764 Jr. Vice Commandant, Northern Wolves Pound 174 Dog Robber (Finance Officer), UP Zone Vice Commandant, MCL State Adjutant, and MCL State Webmaster. Tracey was awarded the 2021 Marquette County Veteran of the Year, the first female to receive this award, and has also recently received the 2021 State of Michigan Veteran of the Year. Tracey’s dedication to the community in addition to her service to the veteran community extends even further. She is an annual volunteer for the Marquette and Ishpeming Parades, as well as Negaunee Pioneer Days and TruNorth FCU’s - Adopt a Highway. Tracey is a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, which she has served as financial secretary. She is also a member of the women’s group, is a monthly soup luncheon volunteer, and she serves as a finance person for the men’s group.
Distinguished Service Award Past Winners