Joanne So Young Dill

Chief of Strategy and Engagement, Commissioner Marcelino Garcia, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Joanne So Young Dill serves as Chief of Strategy and Engagement for Commissioner Marcelino Garcia of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. Previously she was the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Friends of the Chicago River. There, Ms. Dill headed the advancement of Friends’ mission through key public engagement campaigns, award-winning outreach programs, and successful relationships with civic, corporate, and government leaders to ensure long-term conservation practices.

Ms. Dill also serves on the Chicago Harbor Safety Committee Board.  Ms. Dill has a bachelor’s degree in economics, with an emphasis on policy, from Boston University.

Ms. Dill was appointed to the board of the Great Lakes Protection Fund in January of 2020.