Dan Kenney is a retired elementary school teacher. He is also the founder and director of DeKalb County Community Gardens.
He serves on the City of DeKalb Citizens' Environmental Commission, #Proudly DeKalb Committee, and the Barb Food Mart board of directors. Dan also is a co-convener of the DeKalb County Local Food Security Council and a director with the DeKalb County Soil and Water Conservation District.
At the state level, he is a director on the board of the Illinois Stewardship Alliance and was appointed by the governor to the State of Illinois Local Food, Farms, and Jobs Council.
Dan is also a published poet and writer.