Callie McFarland began working for the City of Monticello in 2004, and has served in the role of Director of Community Development since 2008. Her primary focuses are on small business development, business retention and expansion, downtown revitalization and preservation, and land use planning. Callie received her B.A. in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Illinois, and is completing her M.A. in Community and Economic Development at Western Illinois University. She is a member of the American Planning Association, Illinois Development Council, Rural Partners, and the International Economic Development Council, and has been a Certified Professional Community and Economic Developer since 2011.