I've lurked long enough - time to join the board. I guess I just wanted to participate in those "name the city" contests on the "Cities and Places" fourm - I'm a nut for that kind of stuff. I manage the Long Range Planning Division for Decatur, IL, a very gritty midwestern city in the middle of IL. I am a graduate of the University of Iowa Urban and Regional Planning Program (ca. 1987) and have worked in IL, IA, MI, and WI as well as taking time off to do full-time volunteer work. Looking forward to participating.