Kindy Kruller. Program Manager of Community Development, Delta Institute

Kindy Kruller is the Program Manager of Community Development at the Delta Institute and a LEED AP who manages green job programs, develops sustainability plans, promotes the green economy and conducts outreach to Great Lakes communities about sustainability. Kindy is the co-founder and Chair of the Steering Committee for the Chicagoland Green Collar Jobs Initiative, a regional green collar jobs coalition that works with a number of partners to promote the creation of new jobs in emerging fields of green industry.  Kindy recently developed and is currently overseeing a Green Job Training Program focusing on Weatherization Technician Training, including creation of unique curriculum and training program.  She is the Project Manager for the Oak Park/River Forest Sustainability Planning Process to create a long-range sustainability plan for the two communities.

Kindy launched the Enterprise Green Communities program at Delta and has completed resident green building training for Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation.  Lastly, Kindy is the manager of the Lake Michigan Watershed Academy, which facilitates work among the regional planning commissions around Lake Michigan. Kindy is recognized as a Master Naturalist of Illinois and Certified Interpretive Guide through the National Association for Interpretation. B.A., Communications, Western Michigan University. M.A., Urban Planning, University of Illinois at Chicago.

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