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Michael Berkshire
Green Project Administrator
Department of Planning and Development
City of Chicago

Michael began his career as a stockbroker. After five years of managing portfolios, he decided to pursue his interest in environmental protection and study Environmental Planning. Upon receiving a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Michael held several positions within local and regional governmental organizations in Iowa in solid waste management planning and education. Michael recently moved to Chicago where he initially worked for the Chicago Park District as a Project Manager in Capital Construction.

During his tenure at the Park District, he managed several large-scale capital improvement projects, including the reconstruction of South Lake Shore Drive, which runs through historically significant Burnham and Jackson Parks, and the restoration of the Palm House at the Garfield Park Conservatory. Michael is now with the Department of Planning and Development implementing public policy and incentives that encourage the use of green roofs and sustainable urban and building design in the private sector.

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