Neighborhood Services Advisory Board (NSAB)
The Neighborhood Services Advisory Board (NSAB) provides input and feedback on the City’s Neighborhood Wellness and Community Development programs. The Board reviews the development of the Consolidated Plan to include the Community Development Block Grant Allocation and the Home Partnership Fund Allocation. The Board also reviews other programs and/or applications for local, state, or federal funding related to the improvement of housing opportunities for low and moderate income persons and community development activities of the Neighborhood Services Department.
The Board consists of seven members. Two members are chosen to represent each of the preservation areas as defined in the City’s Neighborhood Wellness Plan and are residents of those areas. The other members are chosen as at-large representatives. Members are appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. Each member is appointed to a four-year term.
Keep Champaign Beautiful
As a component of the Champaign Growing Greener Environmental Sustainability Plan, the City of Champaign became a certified affiliate of Keep America Beautiful in 2015. Keep America Beautiful is the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. Their mission is engaging individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community’s environment. As a Keep America Beautiful certified affiliate, Champaign is also a Keep Illinois Beautiful affiliate.
Keep Champaign Beautiful was established through a collaboration of City Departments including Planning & Development, Public Works and Neighborhood Services. Community partners were added including the Champaign Park District, University of Illinois, Champaign Unit 4 Schools and WCIA-TV. Keep Champaign Beautiful is organized as a subcommittee of the Neighborhood Services Advisory Board.
Keep Champaign Beautiful is focusing on gaps in service throughout the city in areas of litter education, prevention and removal, waste management practices in both residential and commercial areas and community beautification across the entire community.
Public participation is highly encouraged and anyone willing to volunteer their time and energy is welcome. You can follow Keep Champaign Beautiful on Facebook, neighborsofchampaign.com and greenchampaign.com.