Mayor Graham Richard has named John Urbahns as the City'€™s Director of the Division of Community Development.

Urbahns has worked in the City'€™s Division of Community Development since 1996. Most recently, Urbahns served as Deputy Director of Community Development with a focus on planning, policy and operations.

Urbahns also serves as a lecturer in IPFW'€™s School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

From 2001-2005, Urbahns served as a planning consultant for the town of Huntertown.

Urbahns replaces Deputy Mayor Mark Becker as division director. Becker had been serving dual roles since becoming Deputy Mayor in October 2005.

Urbahns earned bachelors degrees in environmental design and urban planning and development from Ball State University.

The City'€™s Division of Community Development includes redevelopment, housing, strategic planning, and land use to name a few.