Category: City Manager’s Office News

C-U Celebrates at Immigrant Welcome Awards

The 10th Annual Immigrant Welcome Awards Ceremony and Celebration was held at the Urbana Free Library on September 16, 2023.  Attendees celebrated the diversity of cultures that make up our community with music and special guests. The event recognized the contributions of individuals and organizations that have created a welcoming atmosphere for immigrants in the […]

Communities of Practice Blitz

On September 18, 2023, community leaders from Champaign County came together for the Communities of Practice Blitz which launched the work in Phase 2 of the Champaign County Welcoming Plan . This blitz provided members of the Communities of Practice team to sit down and develop actionable plans toward immigrant inclusion in Champaign County. The […]

Welcoming Week Joint Proclamation at the Kickoff Celebration

On September 8, 2023, Champaign County kicked off Welcoming Week  in a big way! Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen and Mayor Diane Wolfe Marlin came together to read the Welcoming Week Joint Proclamation during the Kickoff Celebration. This proclamation continues to show both Cities’ commitment to the inclusion and flourishing of our foreign born community members. This was […]

Latest Champaign City Profiles Features Suki Reid

In the latest installment of the Champaign City Profiles podcast, residents gain an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the important role played by the City’s Administrative Assistant Suki Reid. Suki serves as Mayor Feinen’s Administrative Assistant and helps manage the Mayor’s very busy calendar, messages, and appearance requests. She also assists with the City’s liquor license […]

Performance Showcase

On August 31, 2023, Blueprint Partner DJ Silkee, Entertainment LLC held their performance showcase at Douglass Library. DJ Silkee hosts a “She Spins” program designed to provide an educational and creative experience for middle and high school girls. The 12-week program provides access for participants to the world of becoming a DJ through recording sessions, […]

City of Champaign Welcomes Public Input as Part of City Council Goal Setting Process

The Champaign City Council will meet September 26 and 27, 2023, to discuss their goals for the 2023-2025 Council term, and members of the public are invited to share their thoughts and ideas now for consideration during their goal setting meetings. Public input is an important part of the Council goal setting process, and residents […]

City Manager Announces Appointment of Neighborhood Services Director

City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced today that she has appointed Rob Kowalski to serve as the City of Champaign’s next Neighborhood Services Director starting October 9, 2023. Kowalski currently serves as Assistant Director of the City’s Planning and Development Department and has more than 25 years of experience as a city planner. Serving the […]

CU Days 2023!

On August 12, 2023, the Equity and Engagement Department participated in CU Days at Douglas Park by distributing school supplies, City information, and engaging with residents to inform them of upcoming City events. This could not have been accomplished alone; the Champaign Police Department, Champaign Fire Department, Neighborhood Services Department, METCAD, Human Resources, Public Works, […]

Fire Department Partners with the Park District to Host Movie Night

On August 10, 2023, the Fire Department partnered with the Champaign Park District to host movie night at Fire Station 5. While Thursday Night Flix is typically hosted at Champaign parks, the fire station was the perfect setting to see Disney’s animated movie, Planes: Fire & Rescue. In addition to the movie, families were able […]