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
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.
Senior Communications Advisor, Transportation & Works
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5046