Susan started her municipal career as Tax Collector in 2002. Due to the illness of the Town Clerk at the time, Susan ‘stepped in’ to help and the rest is history as they say! Susan graduated from Becker Junior College in 1983 and went into the business world as a Manager for Young Shoes. Deciding that retail was not for her, Susan joined the ranks in a local bank serving as Loan Officer until 1993 when she became a stay at home mom. That is of course, until she ran in her first election in 2002 for Tax Collector. She became the Town Clerk/Tax Collector, a combined office, in 2003.
Susan has achieved her NYS Town Clerks Association Registered Municipal Clerks designation, the International Institute of Municipal Clerks Master Municipal Clerk designation, and the Association of Towns of New York State Certified Town Official designation. She has served as a NYSTCA District Director, Secretary, Vice President, President, and is the current Ex-Officio. Susan is also the current Region One Director for IIMC which covers seven states, sits on the Resolutions and Nominating Committee for AOT, and is a Committee Member for the IIMC Foundation Development Committee.
Married to Robert, Susan has two children, Robert Jr. and Alease Holden. She is an active member of Cornerstone Fellowship Church and enjoys reading.