City of Champaign to Celebrate Public Service Recognition Week May 1-7

 The City of Champaign will proudly celebrate Public Service Recognition Week May 1-7 in a number of exciting ways.  A national event, Public Service Recognition Week honors the men and women who serve our country at the local, county, state, and federal level. The City of Champaign will use this opportunity to engage with the public, to encourage residents to connect with their local government, and to promote the rewarding aspects of a career in public service.

“The City’s employees are the backbone of our community,” said Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen.  “They build and maintain our streets, ensure the public’s safety, promote healthy neighborhoods, and responsibly manage public resources in order to maintain and improve our vibrant and diverse city.  I hope the community will join me in thanking City staff for their hard work and dedication during Public Service Recognition Week.”

On May 3, 2016, from 4-7 p.m., City staff will interact with the public and share information about City services at the Champaign Farmer’s Market (downtown parking lot near Neil and Main).  Residents and visitors are encouraged to bring their families by the City’s tent and plant seeds to take home for their own gardens or pose for a photo in a firefighter’s helmet or other City-related prop.

More activities are planned and will be announced during Public Service Recognition Week, including a volunteer opportunity for City staff to give back to their community.


Contact:  Jeff Hamilton | 217-403-8710 | [email protected]