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Myetie H. Hamilton, President

Myetie H. Hamilton, Commissioner

Myetie Hamilton brings over 25 years of experience leading innovative change in K-12 education and non-profit organizations. Myetie is the Vice President & Executive Director of City Year Chicago where she leads the largest site of AmeriCorps Members across the national organization. Before joining City Year Chicago, she served most recently as Executive Director of EPIC Academy, a public charter high school on the far southeast side of Chicago where she led organizational strategy and vision, fundraising and external relations, and board engagement.

Prior to this, Hamilton served as Deputy Chief of Schools for Network 9 with Chicago Public Schools (CPS), managing transformation efforts for 28 schools in Chicago’s Woodlawn, Bronzeville, and Hyde Park communities. She also held positions in CPS as Deputy Chief of Staff in the CEO’s Office and Chief of School Support Services for the District. In addition to her work in education, Myetie serves as Board Chair for the Provident Foundation, a non-profit with a mission focused on providing urban youth with exposure, mentoring and scholarship opportunities in the field of medicine. 

Myetie has been acknowledged by lifestyle media outlet Make It Better as one of Chicago’s 38 Top Black Women of Impact and was a 2018 recipient of the Chicago Defender Women of Excellence Award. Myetie holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Alabama A&M University, a master’s degree in Public Administration from Illinois Institute of Technology and is a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow Class of 2016.

Myetie was appointed as President of the Chicago Park District Board in February 2022

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