Champaign Employees Give Back: Volunteer on Community Service Project

City of Champaign employees volunteered their time for a good cause on Saturday, May 13, 2017.  The culminating event in the City’s celebration of National Public Service Recognition Week, City staff and their families helped clean up litter around the detention pond in the Ashland Park subdivision.  For three years running, this area has been identified as the most littered site in the annual Keep Champaign Beautiful litter index.

“To celebrate Public Service Recognition Week, City staff was looking for a service project that would give staff the chance to give back to our community,” said Neighborhood Coordinator John Ruffin.  “When this service project was presented, City staff rallied behind the idea and volunteered to give up a little part of their Saturday morning to help spruce up one of the most littered parts of our community.”

The Ashland Park Homeowner’s Association (HOA), in conjunction with the City’s Neighborhood Services Department, organized the cleanup.  In addition to City employees and their families, residents of the Ashland Park neighborhood participated in the project.


Contact:  John Ruffin | 217-403-7070 |  john.ruffin@champaignil.gov