Items tagged: community relations

Council, City Staff Attend Event for BOWA Construction

Mayor Feinen, Members of the City Council, and City Staff attended a meet and greet for BOWA Construction Group on Tuesday, February 13 at the iHotel & Conference Center. The event was held to provide Council and staff with information on the firm’s previous work projects and current projects in the Champaign-Urbana area, including projects for […]

MLK Countywide Celebration – January 12

The City’s Community Relations Office invites the public to attend the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration and Awards on Friday, January 12, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. at Vineyard Church (1500 N. Lincoln Ave., Urbana).  This year’s program will celebrate and honor outstanding youth in our community.  Learn more.

City Building Display Case Promotes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Staff from Courage Connection assisted staff from the Community Relations Office to decorate the display case in the City Building Atrium this month. The display case highlights a calendar of events being held by the organization as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, including a Candlelight Vigil being held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, October […]

City Receives High Marks for Inclusive Policies

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 there.  Champaign was one of 506 cities scored during the 2017 MEI and one of nine cities in Illinois.  Champaign ranked in the top […]

Community Relations, Welcoming Center Create Atrium Display for Welcoming Week

Gloria Yen and her team from the New American Welcoming Center stopped by the City Building to decorate the display case in the atrium. The New American Welcoming Center is housed at the University YMCA. The display case highlights welcoming week, which runs from September 15 to 24.  Please stop by the atrium to check […]

Community Relations Staff Attends Annual Meeting

Rachel Joy, Community Relations Manager/Compliance Officer, attended the Illinois Municipal Human Relations Association (IMHRA) annual meeting in Springfield, IL on Tuesday, September 14. The meeting was hosted by the Community Relations Office of the City of Springfield. Members discussed upcoming statewide Hate Crime training and received an overview of the new amendment to the Illinois […]

Now Available: Champaign Connection Episode 58

Champaign Connection Episode 58 will be playing on CGTV, YouTube, and the City’s website from now until the end of September. You don’t want to miss this exciting episode where we discuss the responsibilities of the City of Champaign Township. We’ll learn about the two primary functions of the Township – general assistance for those […]

City Staffer Lends Expertise to Poverty Panel

Tracy Parsons, Community Relations Manager and Community Coalition Facilitator, served as a subject matter expert on a panel hosted by the Illinois Commission on the Elimination of Poverty, Heartland Alliance, and the Eastern Illinois Food Bank. At the event, Heartland Alliance presented the 2017 report on Illinois poverty with a focus on the intersection of […]

Community Relations Staff Attends Parkland Diversity Resource Fair

Rachel Joy, Community Relations Manager & Compliance Officer, joined nine other agencies to participate in Parkland College’s Inaugural Diversity Resource Fair. The fair was held on April 26 in the atrium of the Student Union. It was available for students to gather information on resources in the community related to inclusion and diversity. The Community Relations […]

Champaign County Community Coalition Sponsors 11th Racial Taboo Event

The Champaign Community Coalition, in partnership with the McKinley Presbyterian Foundation, invites the public to attend a free screening of the documentary, Racial Taboo, on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at McKinley Presbyterian Church, 809 S 5th Street, Champaign, IL. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. and the film starts at 2:30 p.m. The public is encouraged […]