Nora Patterson, Board of Trustees

Our ties to Plymouth Harbor date back many years, to when John’s father was a resident. I am pleased to serve on the Board of Trustees.

Nora Patterson served as a Sarasota County Commissioner for 16 years, retiring in November 2014. Prior to that, she held a seat for eight years on the Sarasota City Commission. Nora grew up in New York City, obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Duke University and a Master of Education from the University of Florida in Educational Psychology. She has been a small business owner, a teacher, and a real estate broker. She has lived in Sarasota County since 1970 with her husband John, a local attorney and a former chair of the Plymouth Harbor Board of Trustees.

Nora has always been active in the Sarasota community, serving on numerous boards of directors.  In addition to the Plymouth Harbor Board of Trustees, she currently holds a seat on the board of Teen Court of Sarasota as well as the Jewish Family and Children’s Service. She previously represented Sarasota County on regional boards that deal with subjects such as the regional water supply of a four-county area; MPO, the transportation planning organization advisory to the Florida Department of Transportation regarding Manatee and Sarasota counties; the maintenance of the Intracoastal Waterway in a four-county area; and TBARTA, a regional transportation authority.