Executive Director, Green City Market
Hired as Executive Director of Green City Market in January 2015, Melissa Flynn brings over eight years of experience in small business and non-profit development, most recently as Managing Partner of MJF Partners, LLC. Prior to founding MJF Partners Ms. Flynn was the Executive Director of the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce. As Executive Director she brought her passion for independent business and community building to Lincoln Square. Ms. Flynn created a sense of place that helped to transform the Lincoln Square Community, including beginning the Thursday evening Lincoln Square Farmers market which has been featured multiple times on national news. Ms. Flynn is a skilled and experienced executive with a proven track record of creating a successful business climate balanced by strong values of sustainability and community. This experience is utilized as she partners with non-profits and small businesses to maximize resources and opportunities to exceed their goals. Ms. Flynn has her Masters in Human Resources from Loyola University and is a graduate of the Institute of Organization Management from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She is on the board of directors at Angelic Organics Learning Center.
Ms. Flynn lives in Lincoln Square with her husband and three sons and loves to spend her free time with her family getting outside, cooking or watching a movie together.
Favourite Green City Market treat: Apples, and black and white garlic pizza (not together!)