Former Charlotte mayor pro tem, Susan Burgess, will be honored on Friday with the dedication of a piece of art to go near the entrance to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Burgess, who worked for more than 30 years in public service in the area, died in 2010 from cancer. In a statement released from his office, Mayor Anthony Foxx said it’s the perfect time to honor Burgess’ work because of how much effort she put in to getting the Democratic National Convention to Charlotte.
“Her work on the Democratic National Committee, as well as her tireless years of services, made this a no-brainer,” Foxx said in the statement. “We must honor her legacy as she always honored the city of Charlotte.”
The art, created by Ed Carpenter, is 60 feet tall by 25 feet wide. The dedication is Friday, Aug. 24, at Central Piedmont Community College’s west campus.