Cathy Yen is the Executive Director of the Oak Park River Forest Chamber of Commerce. She has lived in Oak Park for 21 years and done business locally, first as a retailer and then as a small business consultant. With previous careers in large corporate finance, budgeting and strategy she brings a broad perspective to local business issues. Cathy holds degrees from the Unversity of Chicago (MBA), UC Berkeley (MA) and Princeton (AB). She spends her free time devoted to her husband Scott and her two children, Erin and Chris.
The uproar around Anan Abu-Taleb's comments about compensation for Village leadership obscures the real point: have we created an over-reliance on volunteerism in our governing model that is unsustainable in today's world?
The Chamber of Commerce invites Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, Chicago 29th Ward Alderman Chris Taliaferro and Oak Park Economic Development Corporation Executive Director John Lynch to talk about the relationship between crime rates and neighborhood investment at our 3rd Annual Economic Luncheon on May 16.