Skyler Larrimore - Staff member - Metropolitan Planning Council

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Skyler Larrimore

Skyler Larrimore joined MPC in 2016 as the executive assistant and has served as MPC's Operations Manager since November 2016. Skyler ensures that the organization has the people, processes and financial resources in place to meaningfully advance equity and sustainability in the region. In her expansive role, Skyler manages the administrative, financial, human resources, technology and strategic planning functions at MPC. 

Prior to joining MPC, Skyler worked as a community organizer in Minneapolis, New Orleans, and Chicago. With Aeon, a Minneapolis-based affordable housing provider, she served as a resident connections coordinator to promote neighborhood quality of life alongside the residents of eight buildings. Later, She worked as a local organizer with Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI) to implement leadership development workshops and community visioning with CPS and HeadStart parents on Chicago’s South and West sides.

Skyler is passionate about community organizing, civic engagement and neighborhood economic development. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Geography with a concentration in Urban Studies from Macalester College, and a post-graduate certificate in Public Interest Design through Archeworks. A native of Chicago’s northside and proud alumna of Chicago Public Schools, Skyler currently resides in Ukrainian Village with her partner (and two cats!). In her free time, she volunteers with Crossroads Fund, a community foundation that funds social, economic and racial justice organizing in Chicago, and mentors a highschool student in Bronzeville through iMentor. She enjoys dancing, biking, cooking and following local politics.  


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Skyler Larrimore Director of Operations and Strategy
312 863 6002

Areas of expertise

Budgeting and Financial Projections

Project Management


Community outreach

Event planning


Strategic Planning


B.A. Sociology and Geography, Macalester College (Concentration: Urban Studies)

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