Category: City Manager’s Office News

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 […]


Atrium Display Case Highlights Welcoming Week

Staff from the New American Welcoming Center at the University YMCA stopped by the City Building to decorate the Atrium display case for the month of September. The display highlights the upcoming Welcoming Week, being marked from September 14 – 23. The week will culminate with the 5th Annual Immigrant Welcome Awards on Saturday, September 22. […]


5th Annual Immigrant Welcome Awards Ceremony to be Held on September 22

Join us for the 5th Annual Welcome Awards Ceremony from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 22. The Awards Ceremony will be held at The Urbana Free Library by the CU Immigration Forum. It is sponsored by the the City of Champaign, City of Urbana, C-U Friends Assisting Immigrants and Refugees (CU FAIR), The Urbana Free Library, […]


Goal Getters Celebration

On August 15, 2018, Tracy Parsons (Equity, Community and Human Rights Office) and Chief Anthony Cobb from the Police Department, attended the Goal Getters celebration event at Unit 4’s Mellon Building. The Goals Getters are high school students that received leadership and development training for 8 weeks on Monday and Tuesday nights. At the graduation, […]


Staff Gives Out School Supplies & City Information at CU Days

The Equity, Community and Human Rights Office (ECHO) and other City staff participated in a community resource fair during CU Days, which was held at Douglass Park on Saturday, August 11, 2018. Dozens of families visited the City’s resource booth and picked up school supplies, information about City services, and a variety of City-branded giveaway […]


Human Relations Commission Update

During their August 6, 2018, meeting, the Human Relations Commission (HRC) welcomed new members and elected officers. Alissia Young was re-elected Chair and Demario Turner was elected Vice-Chair.  Three new commissioners were also welcomed: Robin McClain, Brian Alexander-Ward, and Youth Commissioner Diamond Walker. The HRC meets regularly on the first Monday of each month at […]


Catch a New Episode of Champaign Connection

A new and exciting episode of Champaign Connection started airing on CGTV and streaming online on August 1. On episode 64, we devoted two segments of the show to discuss both the Use of Force Review Committee and the Citizen Review Subcommittee. We get an in-depth look into how both groups were initiated, their purpose, […]