Chris O’Brien talks organizational changes at Cook County Local Energy Project

Chris O’Brien talks organizational changes at Cook County Local Energy Project

There are some organizational changes occurring within the Cook County Local Energy Project.

The Cook County Local Energy Project (CCLEP) is a local nonprofit that promotes energy efficiency practices and technologies in Cook County. 

On Feb. 28, CCLEP announced that Executive Director Kat Meyo resigned from the organization to pursue other career and personal opportunities outside Cook County. Meyo had served as executive director for two years. 

Board President Chris O’Brien said Meyo has “done a lot of really good work and raising the visibility of the organization.”

During the transition period, O’Brien will serve as interim executive director for the nonprofit organization. The CCLEP Board plans to explore potential funding to support the organization’s long-term sustainability, including finding a new executive director. 

“Our priority in the near term is going to be to try to raise the funding that we need to recruit a new executive director,” O’Brien said. 

O’Brien said other board members have stepped up to take the lead on CCLEP programs and activities during the transition, including the upcoming Earth Day Fair on Apr. 20. “We anticipate a smooth transition,” he said. 

The CCLEP Board said they commend Meyo for her leadership and the numerous positive contributions she has made to CCLEP and the Cook County community over the past two years.

WTIP’s Mark Abrahamson spoke with Chris O’Brien about the organizational changes and ongoing CCLEP initiatives. The audio from the interview is below.