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 projects, particularly those focused on organizational sustainability including: grant readiness, preparation and training; social indicators research; community problem solving via civic engagement; program development, management, and evaluation; volunteer training and management; focus group design and facilitation; strategic planning; change management; and small group facilitation. 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. Last, but certainly not least Mickee is a wife, mom, grandma, avid reader, and a food enthusiast who enjoys time at home and traveling with family and friends.