Category: City Manager’s Office News

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, […]


Community Coalition Packs the House for Special Meeting

Tracy Parsons (City of Champaign’s Community Relations Manager) hosted a special meeting of the Community Coalition on June 28, 2018, at the Douglass Branch Library.  The meeting was organized to address the recent incidents of gun violence over the last several weekends. The meeting focused on three areas: concerns, strengths and actions. Vacellia Clark (City […]


Special Community Coalition Meeting  – Identifying Solutions to Combat Community Gun Violence

As part of its continued focus on strategies to reduce gun violence in Champaign-Urbana, the Champaign Community Coalition is hosting a Special Community Meeting on Thursday, June 28, 2018.  The meeting will be held at the Douglass Branch Library (504 East Grove Street, Champaign) from 6:00-8:00 pm. The Community Coalition invites everyone in our community to […]


New Episode of Champaign Connection

On the latest of episode of Champaign Connection: After enduring more than 100 cold days in January (ok, it just seemed like January would never end) summer is finally here which means construction season is in full swing.  City Engineer Dave Clark shares the latest updates about MCORE, Downtown construction, and various road and sidewalk […]


Community Relations Office Wants to Hear How You’re Marking Pride Month

The Community Relations Office (CRO) encourages everyone to celebrate National Pride Month! To mark the month, CRO is hosting a special drawing, and they would like to hear your plans! To enter the CRO Pride Month drawing, email Ashley Stickels (ashley.stickels@champaignil.gov) telling her how you are celebrating through words or photos. Alternatively, you can email […]