A reception for Urbandale Community Development Director Paul Dekker, who is retiring after 35 years with the city, will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Urbandale City Hall, 3600 86th St. Early his career, Dekker also has been a planner for the city of Des Moines and the former Central Iowa Regional Association of Local Governments, now called the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization.