Susan Cluse City Manager for the City of Balch Springs has been employed in Texas local government for over 8 years. This includes years with the City of Lancaster working her way up from Senior Accountant to Asst. 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 and a Certified Public Housing Accounting Specialist. Susan is currently working on achieving certification as a Certified Public Manager.
Susan holds full memberships in ICMA (International City Managers Association), TCMA (Texas City Managers Association), GFOA (Government Finance Officers Association), and GTOT (Government Treasurers Organization of Texas.
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.
Susan enjoys spending time with her family (husband Ray and two daughters), serving in her church and reading and taking long road trips. Susan has always been fascinated with the game of golf and would love to learn to play.