Meet Debbie Trice
Diversity of Experiences
I grew up in a 3-story brownstone in Brooklyn, NY, the child of two public school teachers. My grandmother and uncle lived on the top floor. We spent summers at a seasonal beach community, somewhat like Sarasota, where my father ran a summer camp.
After college, I worked for Met Life and IBM and lived in a middle-income high-rise apartment in Manhattan while earning a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at night.
When IBM promoted me from sales and marketing in New York to managing software developers in Los Angeles, I chose to live in a townhouse in a semi-rural suburb. A decade later, I left IBM to found an entrepreneurial venture, but suspended that project in 1997 to move to Sarasota County to care for my parents during their final years.
Each of my experiences and each of my housing situations made it clear that “one size does not fit all.” Too often, governments fail to recognize this and set policies that apply to all, but help none. I seek to change that.
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Debbie Trice is a 25-year resident of Sarasota who has held positions in management, sales and marketing with IBM. She attended MIT, and holds an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.
She was president of the Rosemary District Neighborhood Association for the past 2 years, and served on the Sarasota County Charter Review Board.
Debbie brings a lifetime of experience working with diverse teams, committees, and customers. She is running for an at-large seat on the Sarasota City Commission to:
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Sarasota City Commissioner at-Large
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Because Debbie supports preserving neighborhood character, community and canopy, longtime city neighborhood residents Kelly Franklin, Ron Kashden, Betsy Sublette, Joyce Cloutier, Rob Grant, Flo Entler, and Virginia Hoffman (and Bindi) support Debbie Trice for City Commissioner At-Large.