Category: City Manager’s Office News

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Countywide Celebration to be held on January 18, 2019

The 2019 Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Countywide Celebration will be held on Friday, January 18, at 4:00 p.m. This event is being held at the Vineyard Church, 1500 North Lincoln Avenue, in Urbana.  As always, the event is free and open to the public and will feature a presentation of awards and a keynote […]


City Participates in Expungement Summit

Ashley Stickels (Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights) and Demario Turner (Human Relations Commissioner) participated in the Expungement and Record Sealing Summit at Stone Creek Church on October 6, 2018. The event included a Resource and Job Fair for the public from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. The City provided information regarding the City […]


Immigrant Welcome Awards Celebration Airing on CGTV

CGTV and UPTV (Urbana) co-produced a video of the 5th Annual Welcome Awards Ceremony & Celebration that was held on September 22, at the Urbana Free Library.  The video highlights recipients who have exemplified excellence in leadership and community impact in supporting our local immigrants.  Entertainment was provided by Ballet Folklorico Mitotiani. There are many […]


CGTV Televises Four Candidate Forums

During September and October, Champaign Government Television (CGTV) produced live coverage of four candidate forums which were held in Council Chambers and telecast on CGTV. The forums are replayed regularly on CGTV and are also available for on-demand viewing at champaignil.gov/cgtv. 9/14/18 Candidate Forum: Champaign County Sheriff, Clerk, and Auditor 9/21/18 Candidate Forum: Champaign County […]


City Receives High Marks for Inclusive Policies

Each year, the Human Rights Campaign issues an annual Municipal Equality Index (MEI) score for hundreds of cities across the country.  The MEI measures how inclusive municipal policies, laws, and services are for LGBTQ individuals working and living in each city.  Champaign was one of 506 cities scored during the 2018 MEI and one of only nine cities evaluated in […]


October is Disability Awareness Month

The display case in the atrium of the Champaign City Building (102 N. Neil St., Champaign) was recently updated to celebrate Disability Awareness Month.  Champaign Human Relations Commissioner Barb Bressner stopped by the City Building to setup the display, which includes information about athletes and the 2019 disABILITY Resource Expo. The public is invited to […]


City Participates in Welcome Awards Celebration

The 5th Annual Welcome Awards Ceremony was held on Saturday, September 22 at the Urbana Free Library. The 2018 Immigrant Welcome Award recipients are:      – Business Leadership Award – Diva Nails      – Community Impact Award – Carle Community Care      – Distinguished Leadership Service Awards – Roaa Al-Heeti, Mike Doyle […]


City Staff, Human Relations Commissioners Host Booth at CU Pride Fest

Staff from the Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights (ECHO), in coordination with the Human Relations Commission, set up an informational booth during CU Pride Fest.  The event was held in Downtown Champaign on Saturday, September 15. The Human Relations Commissioners and ECHO staff provided information to Pride Fest attendees along with giveaways that […]


2018 Immigrant Welcome Award Recipients Announced

The sponsors of the 5th Annual Immigrant Welcome Awards are proud to announce the recipients of this year’s awards. The 2018 Immigrant Welcome Award recipients are: Business Leadership Award – Diva Nails Community Impact Award – Carle Community Care Distinguished Leadership Service Awards – Roaa Al-Heeti, Mike Doyle Leadership Awards – Luis Cuza, Luzolo Jean […]


City Manager Announces Human Resources Director Appointment

City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced today that Amanda Farthing, currently the City’s Assistant Human Resources Director, has been promoted to the position of Human Resources Director effective September 17, 2018. Ms. Farthing has worked in Champaign’s Human Resources Department since 2006, when she joined the City as a Human Resources Intern.  She later served […]