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Bel Air's mayor gets her pleasure from serving residents of the 'Heart of Harford'

Bel Air's mayor gets her pleasure from serving residents of the 'Heart of Harford'

Second in a series of Harford County municipal mayors profiles.

As mayor of Bel Air, Susan Burdette's official role is largely ceremonial, but that does not mean she doesn't have plenty to keep her busy in the Harford County seat.

Burdette's days, and often nights, are filled with activities and meetings related to town government and community matters.

Bel Air, which has a population of about 10,000 and covers three square miles, is the smallest of Harford's three municipalities.

The town, billed as "The Heart of Harford," is in the midst of the greater Bel Air area, with a combined population of about 130,000 people – more than half of...

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