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City Display Case Marks Building Safety Month

Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign celebrated by jurisdictions worldwide during the month of May to help individuals, families, and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures. The campaign reinforces the need for the adoption of modern, regularly-updated building codes, a strong and efficient system of code enforcement, and a well-trained, professional […]


National Community Development Week Marked With Atrium Display

National Community Development Week is an annual celebration of the Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships program during the Congressional Easter Recess. This year National Community Development Week was held during the week of April 2-6.  In order to highlight the impact programs like the CBDG and the HOME Investment Partnerships […]


City Staff, Human Relations Commissioner Attend DisABILITY Resource Expo

Staff from the Community Relations Office set up a booth at the DisABILITY Resource Expo on Saturday April 7. Community Relations Manager Rachel Joy and Administrative Assistant Ashley Stickels were in attendance. The event was held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Vineyard Church in Urbana. Human Relations Commissioner Alissia Young volunteered at the booth as […]


News Release – Champaign, Urbana, Community Coalition Promote Inclusion and Community Unity

During today’s meeting of the Champaign Community Coalition, a panel discussion was held to discuss issues impacting our local Latino community.  Panelists shared stories with Coalition and community members regarding some of their experiences, which include feeling harassed or discriminated against due to their race or national origin.  The Coalition hosted the panel as part […]


Champaign Community Coalition Sponsors Fifteenth Racial Taboo Event

The Champaign Community Coalition, in partnership with the First Mennonite Church and the Chapel of Saint John the Divine, sponsored a free screening of the documentary, Racial Taboo, on Sunday, March 4, at First Mennonite Church in Urbana. There were over 150 people in attendance for the screening. Used in similar viewing events around the […]


Atrium Display Marks National Women’s History Month

Staff from the Community Relations Department decorated the atrium display case to celebrate National Women’s History Month. The month’s theme is “Nevertheless She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.” For more information on National Women’s History Month, please visit: http://www.nwhp.org/2018-theme-honorees/


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 […]


Community Relations Manager Attends Kickoff for Fairness and Equality Campaign

Community Relations Manager Rachel Joy attended the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) kick off celebration for the Fairness and Equality Campaign.  The kick off event was held Thursday, February 1 at the Illinois State Library in partnership with the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum, as an opportunity to commemorate Black History […]


City Building Display Celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month is celebrated across the nation every February, and the City’s Community Relations Office has put together a display in the City Building’s atrium to highlight some of the many historical achievements of prominent African Americans. Members of the public are encouraged to stop by and check out the display.  The City Building is […]


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.