Category: City Manager’s Office News

City Staff Discuss Careers with Area Youth

City staff shared information about their jobs with area eighth graders at the 29th Annual Career Conference at the I Hotel and Conference Center. This week-long conference runs January 14-23, 2020, and attracts more than 2,000 students from 23 area schools.  The goal is to inform area students about local career opportunities.  Mary Catherine Roberson […]


Neighborhood Safety Meeting

Tracy Parsons and Mary Catherine Roberson from the City’s Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights attended the Neighborhood Safety Meeting at Country Brook on January 13, 2020. Also, present were Council Member Angie Brix and John Ruffin and Kerri Wiman from the Neighborhood Services Department. Residents came to the meeting to share their thoughts, […]


Community Coalition Meetings Now on CGTV

The City’s Communications Division and Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights recently worked together to begin televising the Champaign County Community Coalition meetings. These popular meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at the Champaign Holiday Inn and are open to the public. Staff from the Communications Division began recording the meetings […]


Community Coalition Work

Community Coalition Work Community Relations Manager, Tracy Parsons, staffed a table at the Champaign Central vs. Danville High School basketball game on January 8. The purpose of the table was to help community members fill out Neighborhood Needs Assessment forms. These surveys are an initiative of the Community Coalition’s Community Violence Response Task Force and […]


Award Recipients Announced for the 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration

Four prestigious community awards will be presented to individuals and organizations that uphold the principles and ideals of Dr. King during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration on January 17, 2020. The 2020 award recipients include: • Pastor Rickey E. Parks – Winner of the Doris Hoskins Prestigious Community Service Award • Austin’s […]


Edward M. Hoffman Pinning and Awards Ceremony Now Available on CGTV and Online

The Champaign Fire Department held the Fifth Annual Edward M. Hoffman Pinning and Awards Ceremony on November 18, 2019. Every year the Fire Department holds a ceremony to celebrate the heroes, promotions and great work being done in the community. City staff recorded the event which is now airing on CGTV and is also available […]


New Recreational Use Cannabis Webpage to Answer Resident’s Frequently Asked Questions

The legalization of adult use recreational cannabis on January 1, 2020, may create a lot of questions for the City’s residents about what is and is not allowed by State Law or Champaign City Ordinance.  Staff from the City Manager’s Office, Legal Department, and Police Department worked to create a list of frequently asked questions […]


Dr. Sampson Davis to Provide Keynote Speech at 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration

Organizers of the 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration are honored to announce that Dr. Sampson Davis will be the keynote speaker at next year’s event.  The 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 […]


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 […]