Emily Baime Michaels

WHY? Emily is a tireless advocate for the Midtown neighborhood. She understands that economic growth and quality of life go hand-in-hand and is focused on community partnerships that improve streetscape infrastructure, public safety and increased services/amenities. Some of the fun things she’s instituted while at MBA include the year-round Farmers Market (which will include a pop-up dog park in the spring) and enlisting local artists to beautify trash cans and utility boxes. She’s tireless and fearless, and in her “free time” is a total foodie who has her own cookbook and tasting classes.

BETCHA’ DIDN’T KNOW:

–3 WORDS THAT DESCRIBE SACRAMENTO? Communal, engaged and growing.

–FAVE LOCAL CAUSE? Front Street Animal Shelter.

–WHICH SACRAMENTO WOMAN INSPIRES YOU? No way, I can’t pick just one.

–WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE IN SACRAMENTO IN 5 YEARS? A thriving arena, public market and more urban housing.

–FAVORITE SACRAMENTO “GUILTY PLEASURE”? – Night out restaurant-hopping on the Grid.

–IF I WASN’T IN MY CURRENT CAREER… I’d still be doing something centered around food and real estate.

–LADY MENTOR GROWING UP? Several; family members who were teachers, bosses who were trailblazers, and colleagues with great insights.

–BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED? If you’re going to have a leadership role, get comfortable with being uncomfortable.

–ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’D GIVE TO A SACRAMENTO WOMAN IN HER 20′S? Learn to manage up – it’s up to you to make the most of your career.

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