Brian Day has nine years of experience working with rural communities in the United States and overseas in community and economic development. He has provided assistance in housing, financial management, entrepreneurship, and water security. Brian was a former employee for the Illinois RCAP. He assisted rural communities with CDAP grants and USDA Rural Development loans. Prior to joining MAP, Brian was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic. He was able to assist a community in the implementation of a water filter project that provided 50 houses and their neighbors (600+ persons) free, clean-safe, portable water for drinking, cooking, bathing, and washing. He has a M.A. in Economics and a Post Baccalaureate in Community Development from Western Illinois University.