Green Festival Speakers

Cathy Breitenbach


Cathy Breitenbach is the Director of Lakefront Operations in the Chicago Park District Office of Green Initiatives.  Her work includes management of the beach monitoring and notification programs for all of the public beaches in Chicago.  She has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Planning from the University of California at Berkeley and a BA in environmental science and anthropology from Northwestern University.  Prior to her work at the Chicago Park District, she was an assistant to Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, where she worked on waterfront development and water policy for the City of Chicago.   She has also done consulting work on green infrastructure planning, and spent several years working for Friends of the Chicago River, a local environmental advocacy group.