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Susan Burt
City of Mississauga Announces Director of the Office of Arts and Culture

Jan 29, 2009

The City of Mississauga has appointed Susan Burt, as the new director of the Office of Arts and Culture. Susan has been the acting director of the Office of Arts and Culture since October 2008.

"Susan's work in the arts and heritage community and her experience in business and recreation services will enable her to further the development of a master plan for Arts and Culture in Mississauga," said City Manager and CAO Janice Baker. "I know her balance of skills, experience and passion for the arts will be an asset and provide the arts community with an advocate that understands the challenges and issues they face."

Susan Burt, a 30-year Mississauga resident, worked in the City's Community Services department for 22 years. She began her career as a performing arts coordinator in 1987 and became the supervisor of the Arts Unit in 1990. In 1995, Susan moved into a community role as the supervisor of Community Development and in 1996 became the manager of Program Development.

Susan's experience in the community continued in 1998 as she became manager of Central Services where she focused on providing strategic recreation services and then in 2004 she became the manager of Business Planning. In 2005, Susan served on the Mayor's Arts Review Task Force as the staff resource. Also in 2006, Susan became the director of Planning and Development and Business Services in the Community Services Department where she linked strategic planning to operations at City facilities.

Mississauga is Canada's sixth largest city with a population of more than 700,000. With well-established infrastructure and state of the art facilities, the City is considered to be an employer of choice, delivering quality municipal programs and services to its citizens. Mississauga is a dynamic, diverse, and progressive municipality, known for its economic strength and for being Canada's safest city.



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