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Board of Directors

Jessica Rinks, MPA President and Cofounder Jessica is an Urban Planner specializing in the field of public transportation planning.  She has worked for Vlecides-Schroeder Associates, a Chicago planning firm, since 2006. She received her Masters of Public Administration in 2006 from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Jessica has been an avid gardener for several years, and became a University of Illinois Master Gardener in 2008.  She is particularly interested in growing edible plants, and during Chicago's wonderful but often too brief summers she grows the majority of her household’s vegetable supply.  In 2010 she decided to take vegetable gardening a step further and began growing produce for sale at the Logan Square Farmer's Market.  She also started her own garden design and management company and currently manages a 900+ square foot raised bed restaurant garden in downtown Chicago. With her friend and co-founder, Gina Thomas, Jessica founded Forest Park Community