James McMillian is a more recent transplant to New Eden, unlike most of the residents of the neighborhood, he didn't move here from Eden. He's originally from Apple Valley. He became acquainted with the area when his brother began dating (and later married) an Eden native, Suzanna Carr. Employed in the architecture and construction field, James was naturally interested in the move to New Eden and the building and city planning process. After exchanging a few e-mails with Robin Young about the types of building materials being used and what grade of asphalt was being used on the streets, he was offered a job by the neighborhood to access the construction work that had been done so far and oversee any future projects.
Taking his job seriously and wanting to make sure his choices were what the sims of New Eden wanted, James set to networking immediately after moving to New Eden. When their time came in the rotation for the first few sim days, every household knew to expect a phone call survey from James about what they liked about New Eden so far and about what improvements they would like to see made. As you would expect, some sims were more eager to share their opinions than others.
James' efforts towards networking weren't only for professional reasons, but also for personal reasons. As a newcomer to New Eden and one of the only sims here who wasn't already familiar with the neighbors he was interested in becoming acquainted, making new friends, and as a single sim, he was also keeping an eye out for a potential date. Unfortunately many of the sims he met were already married . . .
turns out to be rather obnoxious in person.