Monday, March 9, 2015

Green City Market Names New Executive Director - Melissa Flynn

Chicago -- Melissa Flynn has been named executive director of Green City Market  one of the nation’s preeminent sustainable farmers markets, located in Chicago. Flynn comes to Green City Market with 
Melissa Flynn with border lr extensive leadership experience including eight years as executive director of the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce.

 “We are thrilled to have Melissa Flynn as our new Executive Director,” said Vi Daley, co-president of the Green City Market board. “Melissa has a very impressive background which will be beneficial to our market,” she said.  Sarah Stegner, co-president of the Green City Market board said: “Melissa’s passion for sustainability is the perfect fit for the market.”

“This is a very exciting time to be working in the field of sustainability and urban agriculture and I cannot think of a better place to do so than the Green City Market,” said Melissa Flynn.   Flynn is a skilled and experienced executive with a proven track record for creating a successful business climate balanced by strong values of sustainability and community.  

Most recently, Flynn was managing partner of MJF Partners LLC, focusing on helping small businesses and non-profits in strategic planning, internal restructuring and identifying key collaboration and marketing opportunities.

Flynn has a Masters Degree in Human Resources from Loyola University and is a graduate of the Institute of Organization Management from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. 

About Green City Market
Green City Market is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit organization celebrating its 17th anniversary. The mission of Green City Market is to provide a marketplace for purchasing sustainably grown food and to educate, promote and connect farmers and local producers directly to chefs, restaurateurs and the greater Chicago community. Green City Market values education about quality food and its source. Green City Market is funded by individual donations, corporation sponsorships, grants and fund raising events. Learn more about Green City Market at http://www.greencitymarket.org and follow it on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/greencitymarket and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/greencitymarket. Post photos on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/GreenCityMarket.

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