Category: City Manager’s Office News

City of Champaign Seeks Community Input on Recruitment of New Chief of Police and Public Works Director

The City of Champaign welcomes public input regarding the development of the recruitment profiles for the City’s next Chief of Police and Public Works Director. Champaign seeks suggestions from community members regarding the important priorities, professional qualities, and leadership characteristics which the successful candidate for each position must have in order to best serve the […]


Mayor Feinen Podcast – American Rescue Plan

Mayor Feinen talks with Finance Director Kay Nees about the American Rescue Plan funding for the City of Champaign. They talk about what type of projects the $25 million can be used for, and how the public can provide input on the priorities they think should be funded. You can listen to the audio podcast […]


City Staff Hosts Neighborhood Safety Meeting

On Monday July 19th Mary Catherine Roberson, Community Relations Specialist, facilitated a Champaign County Community Coalition – Community Violence Response Task (CVRT) neighborhood safety meeting at the American Legion. City staff, church and community members came together to discuss solutions for safety and to hear about available resources. WCIA and WILL attended and covered this […]


City Staff Attends “Above The Rim” Basketball Championship Game

City staff Mary Catherine Roberson joined Councilperson Will Kyles and Chief Anthony Cobb at the championship game of the “Above the Rim” Basketball Campference. Winning teams from Champaign and Urbana faced off after a week of competitions in Garden Hills and at Salt and Light. Champaign took home the trophy, which will be kept in […]


City Manager Seeks Public Input in Search for Public Works Director, Chief of Police

City Manager Dorothy Ann David is announcing the launch of the recruitment processes for the City of Champaign’s next Public Works Director and Chief of Police. Each recruitment will be a national search for a highly qualified candidate. As part of this process, the City Manager is soliciting community input to assist in the development […]


City staff attends “Above the Rim” Basketball Campference

City staff attended the 2021 “Above the Rim” Basketball Campference this week in Champaign and Urbana hosted by Rev. Willie Comer and Berean Covenant Church. Young people played in a tournament, raced remote control cars, practiced on skateboards, and explored the Hip Hop Express. Councilperson William Kyles, Rev. Willie Comer, Zabrina Comer, and Jamar Brown […]


Community Coalition Holds Virtual Meeting

On July 14th the Champaign County Community Coalition hosted its monthly virtual meeting. Representatives from the City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, the University of Illinois and Parkland College shared updates with the community, with a particular focus on recent community gun violence. Beverley Baker, Donna Tanner-Harold, Nathan Stephens, Joycelyn Landrum-Brown, […]


Chief of Police Anthony Cobb Announces Resignation Effective August 6

Champaign’s Chief of Police Anthony Cobb has announced his resignation effective August 6, 2021. Chief Cobb is leaving the City of Champaign to accept the position of Deputy Director with the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board. Chief Cobb has been Champaign’s Chief of Police for more than nine years, having been appointed to […]


Community Coalition Supports 48 Hours of Peace

The Community Coalition supported last weekend’s 48 Hours of Peace activities, hosted by the Ministerial Alliance of Champaign-Urbana, with the Interfaith Alliance, Fellowship Baptist District Association, and other faith communities. The weekend began with a Multifaith Anti-Violence Prayer Vigil on June 25, and then featured a Youth Summit at Douglass Park and a block party […]


Mayor and City Staff Host International Political Science Students

On Monday, June 14th, Mayor Deb Frank Feinen along with, Tracy Parsons and Rachel Joy from the office of Equity, Community and Human Rights met with the head of the Israel Military Schools, and other students attending the Israel National Defense College. Lt. Col Tim Scott (Marine Corp) who is currently studying at the college […]