Trevor Harvey, a native of Sarasota was reared in the Newtown Community. He attended Sarasota County Public Schools and graduated from Sarasota High School in 1986. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management and Administration from Eckerd College. He holds several certifications in workers’ compensation claim law from The American Educational Institute, and is a 2008 graduate of the Gulf Coast Leadership Institute through the Fanning Institute; University of Georgia, sponsored by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice. He is a member of Light of the World International Church where he serves as the executive assistant to senior pastor. He is also an ordained deacon. He and his lovely wife Teresa reside in Sarasota. They have three wonderful children…Clarence, Tymira, Malik, and three adorable grandkids Jeremiah, King, and Maliya.
Trevor’s desire for service was molded as a young man, when he noted a visible gap in the number of young black men serving as positive role models in the community. He embarked on this endeavor in 1991 as a coach for Tee-Ball. Since that time, he has been involved with the Ringling Redskins youth football organization, the YMCA Black Achievers Program, the Bay City Ballers youth basketball program, and the former Board Chair for Children First Head Start Program. Currently he is the Vice-Chair of the Coalition of African-American Leadership, Vice-Chair of the School Advisory Council for Booker High School and its foundation, board member of the Sarasota County Enterprise Zone Agency Board, the Robert L. Taylor Community Center Taskforce, Humanity Working to End Genocide, a board member of the Sarasota Family YMCA and was appointed to the Civil Service board for the State of Florida in 2015 by President Barack Obama and Governor Rick Scott.
If that is not enough, Trevor currently serves as the President of the Sarasota County Branch of the NAACP a title he has held since 2005, and was appointed the Area Director for the Florida State Conference of the NAACP in 2007. He does all this while maintaining a career and is currently employed with State College of Florida as a Student Development Advisor.
Trevor has spent most of his adult life in service to the community. As a result of this dedication, Sarasota Magazine named him as one of the 100 most powerful people in Sarasota and Downtown Sarasota magazine identified him as one of the up and coming young leaders in Sarasota. He is also the recipient of the inaugural 2008 Humanitarian of the Year Award given by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice Committee, 2008 Citizens of the Year Award by the Sarasota-Manatee Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, 2011 Greatest Beyond Measure Spotlight Award, 2011 Man of the Year by the Sarasota County Youth Branch-NAACP, and the 2013 NAACP Trailblazer Award by the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter Teamsters National Black Caucus, 2015 Congressional Associate Service Award by Congressman Vern Buchanan. In 2006, he was inducted into Biltmore Who’s Who for his outstanding achievements in leadership and professionalism and was presented with the Community Hero Award by the Sarasota County Commission in 1988.
Trevor believes that his strong faith in GOD is the key to any successes he has achieved and gives all praises and glory to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.