#WHM2019: Hildy Kingma

As Director of Economic Development and Planning, Hildy Kingma is on a mission to make the Village of Park Forest both sustainable & vibrant.
She led the development of the award-winning Park Forest Sustainability Plan, plus a bicycle & pedestrian plan, and a new development ordinance for the village – all completed with CMAP. All this work has resulted in community gardens, bike lanes & improved zoning, and more!

Hildy is a member of Smart Growth America’s Local Leaders Council, Board Vice-Chai of the South Suburban Land Bank and Development Authority, and committee member of Diversity Dinners, a 20+ year old effort that brings south suburban residents of various backgrounds together to share a meal and build cross-cultural communications.

Photo: CMAP