A longtime member of the Metropolitan Planning Council team, Angie Leyva has worked in several roles across the organization. As Events Manager, she is responsible for planning and executing high-quality public and private events that advance MPC’s mission. She has successfully managed over 100 events for MPC, ranging from committee and community-based meetings to complex group trips and tours, from large-scale conferences to private donor receptions. She oversees the management of all events from conception through execution. Angie also provides executive-level support to MPC’s Vice Presidents.
Angie has been involved in many aspects of MPC through the years. Prior to becoming Events Manager she served as Program Assistant to various directors, particularly in meeting management. The detail-oriented demands of the position have prepared her for what she does today.
Angie received a bachelor’s degree of fine arts in fashion design from the Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago, and an event design certification from the Event Leadership Institute in 2016. A Chicago native, she grew up in the city’s South Side neighborhoods and currently resides in Pilsen. On her free time Angie loves spending time DIY’ing, attending concerts and cheering for her hometown South Side teams!