Janet Cherrington-Cucore, M.S. Administra¬tion, Ph. D. Urban Affairs and Public Policy, teaches courses in urban studies and city management in the Urban and Regional Planning Institute at Minnesota State University, Mankato. At Temple University, she supervised Education majors in their student teaching. She also spent six years as an adjunct professor at Delaware County Community College in the Management Information Systems Department. A member of the International City/County Management Association, the American Society of Public Administrators, the Minnesota City/County Management Association and the Minnesota Women in City Government, Janet has over twenty years local government management experience including elected official, township manager, financial director, and grassroots legislative liaison for a regional planning commission. Janet also serves on the Research Advisory Council of the League of MN Cities.