She served on the City Council from 1962 to 1968 and was elected Mayor in 1966, the first woman to be so honored in Ypsilanti. While she was Mayor, George Semple was the capable City Manager and the famous Greek Theatre opened at Briggs Stadium on the campus of Eastern Michigan University. During her tenure the City Water Purification Plant on old Race Street near Spring Street was enlarged. With in allocation of $25,000 from the City Council the old Ladies' Library was moved from 130 N. Huron Street to the remodeled Post Office building at 229 W. Michigan and became the Ypsilanti Public Library in 1962 while Susan was first serving on the City Council.

Sayre, Susan H. — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1966-67. Female. Still living as of 1980.