Every year, our annual salary survey asks city, county, special district, township, and state public works readers to provide details about their salaries and benefits. In addition to summarizing the results in a feature article, we analyze the data by EPA region.

We launched this research a decade ago because not even the American Public Works Association gathers this information.

We always get the most responses from EPA Region 5. I don't know if that's because the Public Works office is in Chicago or if we friendly Midwesterners just can't say no.

Either way, those of you in other EPA regions -- represent!

Thank you in advance for your assistance.