Kim Hunt

Kim L. Hunt is an activist, urban planner, start up enthusiast, and lifelong learner. During her 30 year career Kim’s focused on building and strengthening thriving communities. She is currently executive director of Affinity Community Services (Affinity), a 20 year old Chicago social justice organization that works with and for Black LGBTQ communities, queer youth, and allies in the areas of civic engagement, health and wellness, and leadership development. Prior to coming to Affinity she owned a community development consulting firm and worked for the third largest public transportation agency in the US. Her accomplishments have included tripling Affinity’s budget and increasing its public policy work, directing a three-day conference on LGBTQ youth homelessness, raising over $14 million for client programs and operations, and creating inclusive community engagement projects for community infrastructure investment. Kim teaches mini-courses at the University of Chicago. She is also co-host of OUTSpoken! LGBTQ Storytelling, a published author, and a member of several civic boards and advisory councils.

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