Margaret Frisbie

Margaret Frisbie is executive director of Friends of the Chicago River, the only organization exclusively dedicated to improving and protecting the Chicago River system. Appointed to her position in 2005, Frisbie has been working to improve water quality for the Chicago River system; develop guidance for responsible river corridor development; create habitat for wildlife; connect people to the river; and establish relationships with the civic, corporate, and government leaders throughout the Chicago River watershed needed to advance these goals. Passionate about protecting and restoring the health and vitality of urban communities both for people and wildlife, at present Frisbie serves as secretary for the board of Friends of the Forest Preserves and on the Great Rivers Chicago Leadership and Implementation Committee. In 2010, the Harvard Business School Club of Chicago named Frisbie as a Roman Nomitch Fellow. In 2017, she received a River Hero Award from River Network.