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Michael Delany

Michael Delany
Community and Economic Development Educator

421 W Pines Rd. Suite 10 Oregon IL 61061

Program Areas
Community and Economic Development

Mike Delany joined University of Illinois Extension in August 2020 as a Community and Economic Development Educator serving Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside counties. He is working to develop and deliver research-based programs, collaborate with community partners, and extend university resources in Northwestern Illinois.

Having grown up in Rockford, Delany earned a Bachelor’s degree in economics, an M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, and a J.D. from the University of Illinois. He has worked and studied in places as varied as St. Louis, Missouri; Stuttgart, Germany; and Santiago, Chile. Delany’s expertise is in corporate- and business development. He has been actively involved as a volunteer in Rockford’s recent community development initiative, “Transform Rockford.”