Mickee Brown – Women with Heart Honoree for November 2020
Clanzenetta “Mickee” Brown is a Jacksonville native. In 2007 she founded Special Project Partners – a research and planning consultancy – fulfilling her lifelong dream of business ownership.
Over the past twelve years Mickee has worked on a wide range of organizational sustainability projects, in the following areas: grant readiness, preparation, and training; indicators research; community problem solving; program management; volunteer management; focus group facilitation; strategic planning; and change management.
While maintaining her firm Mickee also served as the Operations Director for the Chartrand Foundation (2009-2011), where she managed grantmaking processes, provided technical support to foundation grantees, and built relationships with mission-aligned agencies. Prior to founding Special Project Partners, Mickee was a Study Director at Jacksonville Community Council, Inc. (JCCI) overseeing community-based policy inquiries on affordable housing, race relations, education reform, waterways conservation, and economic development. She also worked as the Community Health Manager at Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital directing research and business planning efforts benefiting people living with physical limitations. Mickee has earned degrees in Humanities (Bachelors) and Organizational Management (Masters). She has also served as a volunteer leader with Keep Jacksonville Beautiful, JCCI Forward, Theater Jacksonville, Eldersource Institute, the Eartha M.M. White Legacy Fund, Leadership Jacksonville, and the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center.
Mickee and her family are also members of the First Baptist Church of Oakland. Last, but certainly not least Mickee is a wife, mom, grandma, avid reader, and food enthusiast who enjoys time at home and traveling with family and friends.
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