Burnham Daniel is head of the city's planning department. Daniel worked for 30 years as planner with the city of Chicago, where he was involved in a number of large projects for the lakefront area. His credo, taken from another famous planner, has been, "Make no small plans; they have no power to stir men's souls." (or something like that).
He and his wife live near downtown, and although working part-time he is especially interested in spurring Rivertown's downtown revitalization effort.