Mike's Horse Rio
Meet Mike Hutchinson
Mike Hutchinson has
the education, experience and commitment
to serve the people of
Sarasota County faithfully
Mike H.'s community Involvement at a glance
President EMR Credit Union 1988
Coached youth soccer
Volunteered with the Bern Creek Improvement Association
Managed $200,000 road project
Board of Directors member, 1988-1992, 2016 - today
Road Committee member, 1988-1992
Vice President, 1989
Treasurer, 1991 and 2012
President, 1990, 2017-today
East County Homeowners Organization (ECHO) member, 2007-2008
Member of the Miakka Community Club, 2019
Republican Women's Club of Sarasota, Associate Member
Republican Precinct 106 Captain since 2009
Republican Executive Committee Chairman's Circle member
East County Republican Club Treasurer since 2016
Proud supporter of the NRA, Lifetime member
Mike's Dog Raven
More about Mike Hutchinson
Experience in detailed work
Mike Hutchinson, a graduate from Virginia Tech, worked for the Department of Defense as a computer programmer early in his career. Mike came to Sarasota in 1973 to work for EMR Telemetry where he started as a software engineer but also worked as a project manager and supervised various engineering groups. In 1996 Mike went to work for Harris Controls in Melbourne, FL, where he worked on software for monitoring large power grids. In 1999, Mike returned to Sarasota to work at L-3 Communications on "black box" recorders.
Mike has published articles for International Telemetry Conference (ITC) 1982, 1984, 1989
Mike has also participated in international Committees:
Committee Member 1999 - 2007 for ARINC Standard 747 Flight Data Recorder
Committee Member 1999 - 2007 for ARINC Standard 757 Cockpit Voice Recorder
Committee Member 1999 - 2007 for ARINC Standard 767 Combined Recorder
Mike Hutchinson retired in 2007 and has spent his time volunteering in our community. His education and technical work experience provide Mike the ability to understand the county’s complex comprehensive plans.
Committed to serving the community
Mike joined the Sarasota Technology Users Group (STUG) soon after retiring. From this network, Mike started volunteering on the PC Refurbishing Project (PCRP) in 2008. The PCRP restores donated used computers for use by students or adults who can’t afford to buy one. In January 2009 Mike became a STUG Director. Mike was President of STUG from 2011 until 2015. He continues as a director and is now the team leader of the Refurbishing Project. Since 2014 the PCRP has donated over 1,000 computers a year to the community, over 10,000 since inception. Starting in 2018 the project started a program called Komputer for Kids which supplies refurbished computers to schools for use by disadvantaged students.
In addition to volunteering his time on providing refurbished computers to disadvantaged children, Mike has volunteered his time with the Bern Creek Improvement Association (BCIA), a homeowners’ association which manages The Ranches at Bern Creek. The BCIA has opposed the government’s efforts to change land use patterns in eastern Sarasota County that will harm the rural lands.
Mike is an active volunteer with Sarasota’s Republican Executive Committee, serving as precinct captain for 11 years.
He is currently the treasurer of the East County Republican Club.
Family & Faith
Born in Massachusetts, Mike Hutchinson grew up in an Air Force family with five siblings. The family was constantly moving including to Hawaii and countries such as Japan and France. Mike had 16 addresses by the time he graduated high school from International School in Bangkok. Finally, Mike settled in Sarasota in 1999 and retired in 2007. Lifelong practicing Catholic, Mike attends St. Patrick’s Church on Bee Ridge Road. Mike and his wife Eileen live on 10 acres in eastern Sarasota County with two horses and Raven, a black German Shepherd certified for pet therapy.
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