Category: City Manager’s Office News

Champaign Human Relations Commission Hosts Monthly Virtual Meeting

On April 5, 2021 The City of Champaign – Human Relations Commission had their monthly meeting. They received a presentation from Yaguang Lian, acting President of Chinese American Association of Central Illinois. If you missed it and would like to watch it, please click here. Please click here for a list of local and national […]


Champaign Human Relations Commission Hosts Monthly Virtual Meeting

On April 5, 2021 The City of Champaign – Human Relations Commission had their monthly meeting. They received a presentation from Yaguang Lian, acting President of Chinese American Association of Central Illinois. If you missed it and would like to watch it, please click here. Please click here for a list of local and national […]


New Episode of The Mayor Feinen Podcast Features Goal Getters Program

The latest episode of The Mayor Feinen Podcast was released on April 2, 2021, and features an engaging discussion about the Goal Getters program. Goal Getters is a program that provides academic and behavioral guidance, mentorship, social emotional learning opportunities, family focused activities and positive community experiences to a select group of Unit 4 high […]


City Staffer Moderates Virtual Summit of Hope

On March 24, 2021, Mary Catherine Roberson (Community Relations Specialist in the Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights) moderated the Summit of Hope – a virtual resource fair for members of the formerly incarcerated community. This event was coordinated in partnership with the Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois Department of Public Health, the Champaign […]


Resources for Champaign-Urbana’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

The City of Champaign is saddened by, and condemns the acts of intolerance, hate, and violence occurring across the country against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.  These types of intolerable actions against anyone are unacceptable, including members of Champaign-Urbana’s valued Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. If anyone experiences these discriminatory or violent acts they are asked to report them so they can be investigated. Below is a list of local and national resources that may be useful:  Report Violence to Law Enforcement:  Call 9–1–1  Discrimination/Human Rights Violations in Champaign – Contact the City […]


Champaign Human Relations Commission Hosts Monthly Virtual Meeting

On March 1, 2021 The City of Champaign – Human Relations Commission had their monthly meeting. They received a presentation from Imad Rahman, President of Avicenna Community Heath Center. His Presentation was called Muslims in Champaign-Urbana – Contributions and Challenges. If you missed it and would like to watch it, please click here.


Champaign Coalition Hosts Black History Month Trivia Challenge Event

On Friday Feb. 26th Mary Catherine Roberson, Community Relations Specialist, joined HITNHOMEBOY, Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club, and the Coalition youth partners at their Black History Month trivia challenge event. To join the Coalition at their next event and receive daily information, please click here.


Community Anti-Violence initiatives

During the February 16, 2021 City Council Study Session, ECHO and CPD staff shared a 2020 Update Regarding Community Anti-Violence initiatives. The full report can be read on our website. A video recording of the February 16 Council Study Session can be accessed through CGTV Online. ECHO would like to thank all departments/staff, organizations and […]


Cities Launch “Here’s the Spot Get Your Shot” COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign

On January 27, the cities of Champaign and Urbana, in consultation with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), launched a new campaign to promote and share accurate information about COVID-19 vaccines with residents of Champaign County. The “Here’s the Spot Get Your Shot” campaign will be used by multiple agencies to promote COVID vaccinations in […]