Biography

About Supervisor Susan Peters

Susan Peters is serving her fourth term on the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors representing the Third District after having been first elected in 2004 and re-elected in 2008, 2012, and 2016. The Third District includes the unincorporated communities of Arden Arcade, Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Foothill Farms and North Highlands as well as the neighborhoods of Campus Commons, College Greens, and Glenbrook in the City of Sacramento.

In addition to the Board of Supervisors, she serves on a number of boards including the Sacramento Area Council of Governments where she served as chair during 2011, the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency which she chaired in 2009 and the Sacramento Transportation Authority where she served as chair in 2006 and 2014. 

On the Board of Supervisors, she has worked to insure that local government is focused on the right priorities, taxpayer monies are accountable and managed well, and decisions are based upon sound information and research to enable Sacramento County to attract new businesses, revitalize area business districts and maintain our neighborhoods. Accomplishments to date include the revitalization of the two major commercial corridors (Fulton Avenue and Auburn Boulevard), the opening of three neighborhood parks by the Carmichael Recreation and Park District (Patriots, O’Donnell Heritage, and Jan Parks), the expansion of Eastern Oak Community Park in Arden Arcade by the Mission Oaks Recreation and Park District, the successful completion of Phases 1and 2 of the Hazel Avenue Improvement Project in Fair Oaks as well as the Phases 1 and 2 of Carmichael’s Fair Oaks Boulevard Improvement Project.  She also was instrumental with the creation of the North Watt Avenue Partnership and the Carmichael Improvement District.

Recognizing the need to maintain the quality of residential life in the unincorporated suburban area, Susan approved the creation and on-going implementation of the Department of Transportation’s Neighborhood Traffic Management Program that allows residents to develop plans for their neighborhoods to combat speeding and cut-through traffic. She also was successful in forging a partnership with the California Highway Patrol in creating a maximum enforcement program targeting speeders on major roadways in the unincorporated area. Another significant initiative she promotes is the annual “Pothole Sweeps Week” conducted in the fall by the Department of Transportation as part of a concentrated effort to identify and fill potholes in order to protect and preserve the transportation infrastructure in preparation for the inclement winter weather.

Susan is a former Board Chair of the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce where she spearheaded efforts to locate Raley Field in West Sacramento. She also was a founding member of the Northern California World Trade Center, and a past president of the Sacramento Theater Company.

As businesswoman, Susan began her career in banking and later worked beside her now late husband Peter McCuen at McCuen Properties as treasurer for the company. Their efforts led to a redefining of the Sacramento region, including managing the successful reuse of Mather Air Force base into the now thriving Mather Commerce Center.

In addition to her elected duties, she serves as Board Chair of the Leland Stanford Mansion Foundation which restored the historic home of California’s eighth governor.

Susan’s connection to the Third District dates back when she grew up in the Old Foothill Farms area. She currently resides in Arden Arcade and formerly lived in Carmichael and Fair Oaks.

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