Susan Gooding-Liburd - City’s Chief Financial Officer
Susan also serves as the chair of the Government Finance Officers Association’s Black Caucus and was featured in the February 2021 edition of Government Finance Review. She also hosts a series of financial workshops to help individuals take charge of their money and build wealth. She also shares her money tips on a financial blog featured on the City’s website, www.MiramarFl.gov., and conducts quarterly financial workshops sponsored by Aetna for City employees.
Susan founded the Not-for-Profit Community Care Community Share (CCCS) in 2014 in honor of her parents. The foundation assists needy families, the elderly, schools, churches, and any other organization that meets its mission. Over the years since its inception, CCCS has assisted with various activities such as church building fund, musical instruments acquisition, establishing a library, conducting teachers’ recognition events, and donating computers, laptops and tablets to schools during this pandemic to help the children with continued learning. Her philosophy is that we can do so much more than we are currently doing.
The foundation prepares annual Thanksgiving dinners that serve her entire community on her island of birth, Tobago. The foundation also established a School Saving Plan that is matched yearly, and it continues to provide financial literacy education in both the Caribbean and the United States. As a philanthropist, Susan has demonstrated her generosity through her sponsorship of student tuition, youth church program, elderly assistance, feeding programs and advocated for single mothers escaping abuse.
She published her first book in 2020 called “Sue’s Funny Money.” This book gives the young mind a map to wealth by simply applying methods of saving and an understanding of how money works. “Sue’s Funny Money” is a fun read that will prepare readers for a great financial foundation for their future. Susan started her journey at the age of five when she fell in love with the idea of saving and adding money to her bank account. The actions that Susan put into play, positioned her to excel in everything she does to make her prosperous and successful.