Category: City Manager’s Office News

Protecting Places of Worship Forum Draws Large Crowd

The Protecting Places of Worship Forum was held at Sinai Temple-Champaign on October 24, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event was facilitated by the United States Department of Justice Community Relations Service. More than 120 audience members heard an overview of several topics, including religious hate crimes, emergency planning for places of worship, […]


Call for Nominations for the 2020 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration

The 19th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration will be held on Friday, January 17, 2020, at The Vineyard Church (1500 N. Lincoln Ave., Urbana). A reception will be held starting at 3:00 p.m. and the program will start at 4:00 p.m. This event celebrates the legacy of Dr. King and all […]


City of Champaign Clarifies City Council’s Request to Review Boards and Commissions

At their meeting on October 15, 2019, members of the Champaign City Council submitted a request to the City Manager to schedule a future study session to review all boards and commissions in the City of Champaign and their corresponding ordinances. The City’s boards and commissions perform an important function in providing input to the […]


City Building Atrium Display Marks Disability Awareness Month

Staff from Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights decorated the City Building Atrium display case to highlight Disability Awareness Month. Please stop by the atrium to check out the display.  For more information on Disability Awareness Month, please click here: www.disabilityresourceexpo.org


Educational Display for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month The City Building’s atrium display case is highlighting the services that Courage Connection offers year round during October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Please stop by the atrium to check out the display. To decorate the display case, staff from Courage Connection stopped by the City Building to deliver t-shirts, […]


City Council Meets to Establish Goals for 2019-21

As the governing body of the City, the City Council sets the vision for the City and adopts goals to guide decision-making at all levels of City government. The goal setting process helps Council build consensus on policy priorities that impact residents, businesses, and the community. On October 7 and 8, 2019, the Council met […]


Human Relations Commission Holds Retreat

Human Relations Commission Holds Retreat The Human Relations Commission held a half-day retreat on Saturday, October 5th at the Hampton Inn Champaign Southwest. Commissioners received training on the following topics: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Implicit Bias, Team Building and Goal setting. The retreat session was conducted by Nakia Green with Nakia J Consulting, Inc. To learn […]


CGTV Earns 16th National Video Award

At the 34th Annual Government Programming Awards held on September 26, 2019, the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) bestowed an Award of Honor (4th place) to the City for its televised coverage of Champaign City Council meetings. This represents the 16th national award that CGTV has received since 2005.  CGTV Online has […]


Proactive Training Offered on Ways to Prevent and Respond to Hate Crimes Against Places of Worship

Community members and faith-based leaders are invited to attend the Protecting Places of Worship Forum on October 24, 2019, from 1:00-4:30 pm at Sinai Temple (3104 W. Windsor Rd, Champaign).  Presented by the United States Department of Justice Community Relations Service, the Forum will provide information and practical safety tips on ways to prevent or […]