Eric DeLong has been with the City of Grand Rapids since May of 1995, first as Assistant City Manager for Public Works and then Deputy City Manager since November of 1999. Mr. DeLong coordinates policy and direction for the approximately 420 employees, over $110 million Design and Development and Enterprise Systems Service Group and directs state and federal legislative activities for the City along with leadership roles in the City's Lean Thinking and Sustainability initiatives. Mr. DeLong is a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and has served in local government for over 30 years. Prior to 1995, Mr. DeLong served as Village Manager of the Village of Spring Lake for 13 years where he was involved in an effort to consolidate the Village of Spring Lake and the City of Ferrysburg. Jana Wallace is the Debt and Authority officer for the City of Grand Rapids. She is the City of Grand Rapids’ tax increment financing expert with 13 years of experience managing the City’s multiple layer development finances in which role she also serves as chief financial officer for the City’s eleven economic development and two building authorities. As the City’s debt manager, Jana has facilitated the issuance of 47 bond issues totaling $716 million since 2001. Jana is a graduate of Lake Superior State University where she earned a BS in Business Administration emphasizing accounting and finance. In 1994, Jana completed the Michigan Local Government Managers Association’s Executive Leadership Development program. In 2009, she was recognized as a Top Woman in Finance by Business Review West Michigan magazine. In 2011, Jana was elected to the Michigan Women in Finance Board of Directors. When away from the office, Jana volunteers for a variety of organizations including Steelcase’s Meyer May House, the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust’s Wright Plus, Grand Rapids Sister Cities International, and Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts. Rick Chapla is Vice President, Business Development for The Right Place, Inc.. A Michigan native, he joined the Right Place team in June 1996, bringing with him more than 20 years of community development and land use planning experience. His formal education includes a bachelor's degree in urban studies from Aquinas College and a master's in urban planning from the University of Michigan. Rick is a past president of the Michigan Society of Planning Officials, a statewide land use planning organization. He is a former director of planning and economic development for the city of Muskegon.