Mickey Emberton Mickey served as a head volunteer Captain during the 2003 Florida Neighborhood’s Conference An article from the July 2004 issue of Neighbor to Neighbor published by the City of Sarasota Neighborhood Partnership Office


Neighbor to Neighbor has a new feature. Our noteworthy neighbors column will highlight that outstanding worker, exceptional volunteer or quirky character in your neighborhoods. For this issue our noteworthy neighbor is Mickey Emberton. Mickey moved to Sarasota in December 1998 and purchased her home in July 1999. After the flood of 2001 she really got involved with her neighborhood and organized! She helped link the Bellevue Terrace and Oak Shores neighborhoods together to get the county to work on a flood project. Mickey became the liaison between County and both neighborhoods. As a result of her involvement she organized Bellevue Terrace Neighborhood Association. Her first project for the association was in November 2002
That was just the beginning for this energetic lady. Soon she became involved in the One Cent Sales Tax Oversite Committee, Nuisance Abatement Board, Volunteer Police Department, member of the Democratic Executive Committee, and District Representative for the CCNA. Mickey has been married for 31 years to her husband Larry. She has a son 31 and a daughter 28 and two beautiful grandchildren that all live in Indiana. Her mother lives with her in her home. Mickey was instrumental in the volunteer efforts during the Florida Neighborhoods Conference. She assisted with pre-conference events and served as a head captain during the conference. Recently, the Phillippi Creek levee project, which Mickey worked so diligently to ensure, received an award. The project received the 2003 Project of the Year award from the Suncoast Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Mickey's outstanding efforts on this project were also documented in an article in the March 2004 issue of the Florida Engineering Society journal.