When Lori Schroeder joined the City of Valparaiso in 1977, she wasn't looking for a short-term job, but a career. So she isn't too surprised to find herself still on the job 40 years later. "40 years is a long time, but I'm doing what I love to do," Lori said of her job as Payroll/Accounts Payable Coordinator. "And I've met a ton of great people," she said. Lori is also pleased with improvements in the department. "The computer software is leaps and bounds above what we had way back when and that's made my job easier. I also appreciate the added staff. We're now a department of 3!" she said.