Special thanks to Ryan Spain who helped us record the pilot for IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. This is that show recorded earlier in March. In The Neighborhood talks with Ryan about being a young leader in the Peoria Area. A lifelong Peorian, Ryan Spain attended District 150 schools and is a Richwoods High School alumnus. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a double degree in political science and communications. Spain also holds an MBA from Bradley University. In April 2007, Ryan Spain was elected to the City Council as the youngest at-large member in Peoria history. He is currently employed as the Vice President of Development at the Heartland Partnership. Ryan Spain and his wife Ashley live in the Peoria neighborhood of Lynnhurst.