City Manager


Susan Cluse City Manager for the City of Balch Springs has been employed in Texas local government for over 10 years. This includes years with the City of Lancaster working her way up from Senior Accountant to Asstistant Finance Director and Interim Director. Susan began her career with the City of Balch Springs as the Chief Financial Officer and later promoted to City Manager.


Susan earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Susan also holds certification as a Certified Government Finance Officer, a Certified Public Housing Accounting Specialist, and is a Certified Public Manager. 


Susan holds full memberships in International City Managers Association (ICMA), Texas City Managers Association (TCMA ), Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA),Government Treasurers Organization of Texas (GTOT), and North Texas City Managers Association (NTCMA).


The National Association of Professional Woman has honored Susan with the 2015-2016 Inductee, VIP Woman of The Year Circle, for her excellence, leadership and commitment to her profession, while encouraging the achievement of Professional Women.

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