Welcome to Marissa ~ The One and Only
Looking for a place to stay, eat or shop? Click here for a listing of the facilities available in Marissa. We have the unique distinction of being the only town in the United States named Marissa.
Located in southeastern St. Clair County, Illinois, Marissa is just three miles from the new World Shooting and Recreation Complex in Randolph County. Visitors are invited to experience our hometown friendliness while shopping, dining or staying in Marissa.
Marissa's Valuable Person (MVP)
Nanette Campbell has been selected at the 2020 Marissa’s Valuable Person (MVP). She was selected for this prestigious award because of her lifetime dedication to making a difference within the community of Marissa. Her high energy, enthusiasm, creativity, passion and commitment makes her a highly sought-after volunteer to lead organizations and chair events for several Marissa organizations.
This MVP, along with her family and friends are often seen working late nights behind the scenes to prepare for an event…but she is ALWAYS the one who does the majority of the planning, organizing, shopping and delegating tasks to be completed. There is something special about this lady that makes people want to do whatever she asks.
There is no doubt Nanette truly cares about the youth in our community. As an elected member of the Marissa School Board, she serves as an advocate to improve the quality of education for our students. As Sunday School Superintendent, she provides a safe, secure and loving environment for children to learn about God and grow their faith. This past year, she led Marissa’s community Vacation Bible School and the JOY kids fall festival. She has also spent a lifetime serving as a Marissa Girl Scout Leader to build girls of courage, confidence and character.
To those who know her well…she is a brain to pick, a problem solver, a sounding board and a shoulder to cry on. As a woman of faith, she believes in the power of prayer; which she testifies is the reason her husband survived a massive heart attack and made a quick recovery…she now calls him her “Miracle Man”.
In the words of Maya De Angelou, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” She has touched and enriched the lives of countless others and made Marissa a better place.