Executive Director of the Smart Chicago Collaborative

Today marks the end of my first week as the first Executive Director of the Smart Chicago Collaborative. Here’s  a snip from a blog post I wrote about the change:

There is much work ahead on the Smart Chicago Collaborative. I go to work every day at The Chicago Community Trust, where the collaborative is housed. I get to work with some of the sharpest and most energetic people focused on improving the quality of life in Chicago. My most immediate tasks are to build a strong advisory committee, work with donors, fund projects, and hire an Associate Program Officer. If you see yourself in these tasks, please contact me at doneil@cct.org. Let’s get to work.

And here’s a draft strategy I’m working on:

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