Michele Catherine Mician  · 745 41st Street Sarasota, FL 34234 · Phone: (813) 785 7617 · email: michelecz75@hotmail.com



To utilize my energy, my experience, communication and leadership skills in a position that will broaden my horizons and provide opportunities for professional and personal advancement.



University of South Florida, MS Environmental Management, May 2002, Tampa, Florida

             Certificate in Latin American Studies, August 2001, Tampa, Florida

             Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies, May 2001, Tampa, Florida

University of South Florida, BA, Technical Writing, May 1998, Tampa, Florida

La Suerte Biological Field School, Costa Rica

Permaculture Design Certification, Earth Activist Training, 120 hours of Instruction



Languages; Fluent in Czech & Slovak, Conversational French, Beginning German

Notary Public, National Notary Association, Hungarian Embassy Listing           

Certified at Center for Teaching Enhancement, 20 Hour Workshop, University of South Florida

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, 40 hours of Coursework, Florida Attorney General

Neighborhood Revitalization Training, 40 hours of Coursework, Neighborhood Reinvestment Institute



technical writing                         MS Word, Publisher and Access, Corel Word Perfect

page layout                                          Adobe Pagemaker, Quark Express, Photoshop, Illustrator

public speaking                                  Motivational, special events - MS Power Point, Slide Shows

web design                                           Edit Plus, DreamWeaver, Fireworks

Geographic Information Systems             ArcView, ArcGIS; ArcMap, ArcINFO, MapPublisher




November 2002- Present                                                                        Neighborhood Coordinator

City of Sarasota, Neighborhood Development Department

·         Convey information regarding City Codes, State planning laws, City Comprehensive Plans and urban planning to residents

·         Compiled first edition of City of Sarasota Neighborhood Directory

·         Create and edit first quarterly Neighborhood Newsletter to distribute to City & neighborhood leaders.

·         Assist neighborhood groups with organizing, membership drives, and grant implementation.

·         Maintain and created new Neighborhood Development Department website.

·         Responsible for maintaining communication with 24+ neighborhood groups and serving their needs.

·         Required to ensure zoning & code enforcement are complied with & maintained in neighborhoods.

·         Facilitate Neighborhood Workshops for Development Review Committee proceedings

·         Design of Florida Neighborhoods Conference (FNC) Marketing and Promotions materials.

·         Coordinated and managed a staff of over 100 volunteers for FNC

·         Press laison and Marketing Chair for FNC


June 2002- November 2002                                                                                           GIS Analyst

Real Estate Department, Hillsborough County

·         Compile, analyze and record data for use in creating visual presentations of county owned property.

·         Create maps, databases, shapefiles and map templates for use by county employees and public.

·         Responsible for creating team-building activities and social program.

·         Aid in creating and facilitating the United Way fund-raising project.

·         Use of ArcGIS, ArcInfo, Arc View and Illustrator software to create maps and manage data.




May 2000-May 2002                                                                                                  Editorial Assistant

Organization & Environment, University of South Florida

·         Responsible for management of up to a dozen contributors for each issue

·         Edit and prepare journal for publication

·         Maintain channels of communication with contributors, publisher, editors, and public

·         Project management, attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines top priority for this position

·         Responsible for web design and web page maintenance.



May 1998- August 1998                                                                                     Commentary Editor

University of South Florida’s Daily Newspaper, THE ORACLE

·         Wrote daily commentary column

·         Supervise three or more weekly columnists

·         Assist copyeditors and wrote bi-weekly columns.


October 1995- May 2000                                                                                      Project Management

KINKO’S, Carrollwood

·         Serve in various roles as a courier, project manager, computer services, and production team

·         Serve as a team leader to eliminate waste and implemented in-store system to track store use copies

·         Implement in-store recycling program for plastics, aluminum, and glass

·         Training specialist; Branch Office Certification Program, (BOCP), team leader


January 1994- December 1995                                                                                     Administrative Assistant


·         Assist with compilation of monthly newsletter

·         Manage projects for special events; venue preparation and stage manager meetings

·         Maintain communication with administration, volunteers and general public

·         Produce project plans and memorandums for house management

·         Administer schedules and maintain records of over 200 volunteer schedules.

·         Experience in ticket sales, concessions, and theater lighting

·         Responsible for backstage tours to the general public and special tours for local schools



City of Sarasota, Citizen Volunteer Patrol, Sarasota Police Department

Presidential Advisory Committee on the Status of Women, USF   

Red Cross, Youth Board                                                          

Shriner’s Hospital; Childlife Department and Radiology                                 

St.Francis Society for Abused and Abandoned Animals: Photographer                                                   

Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center; Usher and Tour Guide            

United Way, Hands on Tampa, Project Coordinator



12th Street Gardeners at Sulphur Springs Community Center

 Gardening Workshops, Create Urban Garden                                                

Sweetwater Organic Farm;

Compost Workshops, Education Tours, Educational Programming   

University of South Florida; Undergraduate Women’s Studies                         

Canella Elementary School; Guest Speaker, Recycling Workshop                    

Great American Teach-In; Rainforest ecology, ecosystems and life cycle                      

Chi Omega Sorority: Career Development Chair                                                   

University of South Florida Student Admissions Representative            (STAR)                       

University of South Florida Ambassador - Speaker and Official Representative 



Amnesty International, Women’s Awareness Coordinator                 

Chi Omega Sorority: Secretary, Song Leader, Career Development Chair, Philanthropy Chair   

Estelle Zbar Poetry Award  

Florida Women in Government, Secretary, Gulf Coast Chapter

Greek Week Committee: Fundraising Chair                                       

National Association of Female Executives       

National Notary Association                            

Order of Omega Honor Society, Vice President                     

Panhellenic Council: Philanthropy Chair, Secretary           

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society  

USF Ambassador Program; Secretary                                

USF Student Volunteer of the Year    



On the Surface of A Young Spinster’s Soul, Poetry Collection 2001

Riso, Third Place Poetry, Omnibus Literary Magazine , 1999