- Kenneth J. Meyer
Kenneth J. Meyer is a dedicated public servant with more than 20 years of government experience with a focus on vision implementation, strategic direction, and relationship building. As Commissioner of the City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP), Mr. Meyer is a cabinet member of Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot’s administration dedicated to facilitating an equitable and thriving Chicago marketplace.
Mr. Meyer has served as the BACP First Deputy Commissioner since 2016. In this role he has directed day-to-day-operations, spearheaded cross-departmental projects, managed department budgeting and financial forecasting, and developed human resource operating procedures and policies. Mr. Meyer was also instrumental in the development and execution of historic COVID-19 business community relief programs. Before joining BACP, Mr. Meyer served as the Chief of Staff for the Department of Buildings (DOB) from 2011-2016. In this role, he worked closely with the DOB Commissioner, the Mayor’s Office, and the public to support resident safety and quality of life. Prior to his position with DOB, Mr. Meyer worked in the Office of the Mayor from 1998-2011 where he coordinated intergovernmental lobbying with the Chicago City Council, the Illinois General Assembly, and the United States Congress. He has worked under three Chicago mayoral administrations.
Mr. Meyer holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and resides in the Lakeview community on Chicago’s north side.