Category: City Manager’s Office News

Mayor Feinen, City Manager’s Office Celebrate International Women’s Day

(Pictured, L to R) Administrative Assistant Ashley Stickels, Administrative Assistant Carrie Brown, Community Relations Manager Rachel Joy, Deputy City Manager Joan Walls, City Manager Dorothy Ann David, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen, and Administrative Assistant Darian Burow. Mayor Feinen joined staff from the City Manager’s Office for a photograph marking International Women’s Day, March 8. The […]


Local Candidate Forums Telecast on CGTV

On February 27 and 28, 2019, the League of Women Voters of Champaign County, the NAACP-Champaign County, and The News-Gazette sponsored two candidate forums which were telecast live on CGTV and live streamed on CGTV Online. The February 27 forum featured candidates for Urbana School Board, Champaign School Board, and Parkland Community College Board. The February 28 […]


Atrium Display Case Decorated for National Women’s History Month

Staff from the Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights decorated the Atrium display case to celebrate National Women’s History Month in March. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence.” For more information on the month, visit: https://nationalwomenshistoryalliance.org/2019-theme-and-nomination/ Be sure to stop in and see the display throughout […]


Community Relations Manager Attends Decatur Event, Shares Information on CDAP

Rachel Joy, Community Relations Manager/Compliance Officer presented to the Metro Black Chamber of Commerce in Decatur, IL during a general meeting. The focus of the presentation was around the Champaign Diversity Advancement Program (CDAP).  The discussion included information on the importance of a local certification model, goal setting and working collectively with the community on […]


CU Fresh Start Holds First Call In Event of 2019

Staff from the Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights staff hosted a CU Fresh Start Call In on Thursday, February 21, at the Illinois Terminal. This was an event where local law enforcement and community leaders “call in” a group of participants to share about the effects of gun violence within our community. Around […]


Community Relations Manager Speaks at YMCA Lecture Series

Community Relations Manager Tracy Parsons was the kick off speaker for the YMCA of the University of Illinois Friday Forum Lecture Series “RESIST: Building a Culture of Nonviolence.” Parsons discussed the state of community violence locally and what Champaign is doing to address community safety. There were 80 people in attendance. For information about the Spring 2019 […]


City Recognizes Black History Month

City Recognizes Black History Month with Atrium Display Black history month is celebrated in February nation-wide. Staff from the Office of Equity, Community, and Human Rights (ECHO) put together a display, in the atrium of the City Building, highlighting historical and great African Americans. The ECHO staff invites the public to stop by the City […]


CGTV Online – Live Steaming and On-Demand

We’re Live!  As a reminder, Champaign Government Television (CGTV) is telecast live on local cable systems (Comcast, AT&T U-verse, i3 Broadband) and live streamed 24×7.  CGTV’s mobile-friendly website can be viewed on computers, tablets, and phones.  Check it out at champaignil.gov/live. We’re On-Demand Too!  City Council, Board, and Commission meetings, along with City-produced programming, are also available […]


Human Relations Commission Invites Speakers to January Meeting

The Human Relations Commission (HRC) invited the Regional Planning Commission (RPC) and the Champaign Police Department to provide program information at their January 7 meeting.  The RPC introduced the Young Adult Reentry Program.  This program focuses on creating new pathways to adulthood by providing young adults with the tools and skills to be self sufficient.  […]