Green Festival Speakers

Jacquelyne Grimshaw



Vice President, Policy, Transportation and Community Development. Jacky joined CNT in 1992 and has since developed its capacity to engage in public policy advocacy, transportation research, public participation tool development, GIS mapping, and community economic development.

Jacky serves on numerous boards, including: Congress for New Urbanism, Chicago Transit authoritys Citizens Advisory board, Renew AmericaRenew the Earth, Smart Growth America, Smart Growth Network, Surface Transportation Policy Project, and the National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board's Committees on Womens Issues in Transportation and Environmental Justice. She was a member of the Energy and Transportation Task Force of the President's Council on Sustainable Development and has been a longtime activist for social justice. Prior to CNT Jacky spent time as a researcher in hematology and gastroenterology, in both state and federal government, in the Chicagos Public Schools and served in numerous other capacities, including political advisor for the late Mayor Harold Washington and Director of the Mayors Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, Deputy City Treasurer and talk show host for the Chicago NPR and ABC affiliates, and columnist for Crain's Chicago Business.