finance

City Manager

Dorothy Ann David

Dorothy Ann David was appointed City Manager for the City of Champaign in March 2013. As City Manager, she acts as the Chief Executive Officer of the City, serving at the pleasure of the Mayor and City Council members to provide leadership, carry out the City’s policies, manage operations, and ensure that the City’s citizens are being served. In addition to her responsibilities for City Council, City staff, and citizens, she is also the City’s liaison with other governmental units, the University of Illinois, and private-public groups.

Ms. David has more than 25 years of experience in municipal government management. Her previous experience with the City of Champaign includes serving as the Assistant City Manager from 2007-2013 and as the Neighborhood Services Director from 1994 to 2007. She also has served as the Community and Neighborhood Services Director in Muskegon, Michigan, the Community Development Program Manager in Kansas City, Kansas, and a municipal management intern in Kansas City, Missouri.

Ms. David holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame.

She is a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), Illinois City/County Management Association (ILCMA), and the Big Ten Cities Network. She is a 2008 graduate of the Leadership ICMA program and earned ICMA Credentialed Manager status in 2011.

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    Deputy City Manager

    Joan Walls

    Joan Walls aids in overseeing these City Departments: City Manager’s Office Administration, Communications Division, Community Relations Office, Finance Department, METCAD 9-1-1, Neighborhood Services Department, and Police Department. In addition to overseeing various City Departments, Ms. Walls also serves as a City representative on the METCAD 9-1-1 Policy Board.

    Ms. Walls has been with the City of Champaign since 2000. Prior to her appointment to Deputy City Manager, she served as Deputy City Manager for Community Relations, and prior to that as Assistant to the Chief of Police for Community Services/Public Information Officer.

    Ms. Walls holds a Master of Science in Educational Psychology from Eastern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice from Southern Illinois University.

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    Deputy City Manager

    Matt Roeschley

    Matt Roeschley aids in overseeing these City Departments: City Manager’s Office Administration, Fire Department, Human Resources Department, Information Technologies Department, Planning and Development Department, and Public Works Department. In addition to overseeing various City Departments, Mr. Roeschley also serves as Deputy Liquor Commissioner and the City’s Open Meetings Act Officer.

    Mr. Roeschley has been with the City of Champaign since December 2011. Prior to his appointment to Deputy City Manager, he served as Assistant City Attorney in the Legal Department.

    Mr. Roeschley holds a Juris Doctor degree from Northern Illinois University College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Writing from Anderson University.

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    Communications Manager

    Jeff Hamilton

    Jeff Hamilton oversees the City’s Communications Division and manages the use of various City platforms to communicate effectively with the public, including the City’s website, Champaign Government Television, social media, and the City’s newsletter. Mr. Hamilton has more than 25 years of experience in communications-related fields, and has been with the City of Champaign since 2002.

    Prior to his appointment to Communications Manager, he served as the Telecommunications/AV Technician in the City’s Information Technologies Department. Before working for the City, Mr. Hamilton worked four years as the production manager for a regional video production company and four years managing a municipal public access channel. Mr. Hamilton has received eleven national awards for his video production work.

    Mr. Hamilton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunicative Arts from Iowa State University. He is a member of the National Information Officers Association (NIOA) and City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA).

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    Community Relations Manager and Compliance Officer

    Rachel Joy

    Rachel Joy oversees the Community Relations Office in matters related to enforcing the City’s Human Rights Ordinance, investigating discrimination complaints, monitoring vendor compliance with the Equal Opportunity in Purchasing Ordinance, and providing staff assistance to the Human Relations Commission.

    Ms. Joy’s career spans 25 years of service to the public in a number of different positions. Prior to joining the City of Champaign in 2016, Ms. Joy worked as a Case Writer for the Illinois Children’s SSI Project through Public Consulting Group, Project Manager for Rem Services Inc. Urban Weatherization Initiative and served as the Community and Supportive Services Administrator for the Decatur Housing Authority. She has extensive experience related to grants management, technical assistance, supportive service delivery, compliance monitoring and not for profit management.

    Ms. Joy holds a Master of Arts degree in Human Services from the University of Illinois at Springfield and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Wilberforce University. Ms. Joy currently serves as a board member for the Central Illinois Economic Development Authority (CIEDA) for the State of Illinois.

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    Community Relations Manager - Community Coalition

    Tracy Parsons

    Tracy Parsons is responsible for coordinating and facilitating the work of the Champaign Community Coalition. Mr. Parsons helps the Coalition successfully implement sustainable strategies which improve the lives of area youth and families through an effective collaboration of diverse community partners and service agencies.

    Mr. Parsons has been making a difference in the lives of families across the Champaign County area for more than 20 years. Prior to joining the City of Champaign in 2015, Mr. Parsons served as Project Director of the ACCESS Initiative of Champaign County from 2010-2015 and President/CEO of the Urban League of Champaign County from 1994 to 2007. Mr. Parsons’ active involvement in the community also affords him the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors of several businesses and social service organizations.

    Mr. Parsons holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Northwestern University.

Multimedia Producer

Janet Ahern

Project Specialist

Vivian Gray

Administrative Assistants

Carrie Brown
Joe Lamberson
Kris Robbins
Ashley Stickels