Get to know Staush

Staush’s background in our community. Staush Gruszynski is currently serving his third term as a County Supervisor for District 5 on Green Bay’s Eastside where he resides with his wife Colleen and daughter Maggie. Over the last eight years, Staush has been employed with Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to protecting Wisconsin’s natural resources.

Staush’s roots are in Northeast Wisconsin. Born in Green Bay, Staush is a native of Northeastern Wisconsin growing up just an hour north in Marinette, WI. He learned the meaning of hard work, spending his summers working for his father’s construction company. When he wasn't on the job site, he could be found outdoors - hunting, fishing, or completing in sports.

Staush’s early interest in politics. He participated in his Uncle Stan’s congressional campaigns at an early age walking in parades, hanging door literature, and attending events. He continued this interest attending the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and received a degree in Political Science and Public Administration in 2008.

Staush is dedicated to community service. Besides serving as an elected official, he has been involved in many civic organizations and causes. He’s currently the President of Green Bay Trout Unlimited and has served on the board of directors for the last six years. He also has been a delegate and chair for Brown County on the Wisconsin Conservation Congress for three terms. Staush is the former President and board member of the UW Oshkosh Political Science Alumni Association.

Staush’s work has been recognized by local organizations. Local organizations have recognized Staush for his contributions to the greater Green Bay Community. Gruszynski was the 2018 Local Legislator of the Year award recipient from Brown County Conservation Alliance for his work authoring a resolution against the Back 40 mine. J.O.S.H.U.A., a coalition of faith based social justice organizations, recognized Staush for his community service in 2017. Brown County Izaak Walton League also presented Staush with the “Virgil Muench Award for his commitment to service and his community in 2013.