Category: City Manager’s Office News

2022 Immigrant Welcome Awards

On September 17, 2022, Welcoming Week culminated with the 9th Annual Immigrant Welcome Awards which recognized the contributions of individuals and organizations that have created a welcoming atmosphere for immigrants in the Champaign-Urbana community. The Communications Division recorded the ceremony, including speeches from award winners and a cultural performance. The video plays regularly on CGTV […]


City Holds Annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

The City of Champaign and our community continue to honor the commitment to never forget those tragically lost on September 11th. The Champaign Fire Department, with assistance from the Police Department, held the annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony September 11th at West Side Park.  Those in attendance heard comments from Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen, Fire Chief […]


City Produced Video “PW Talks about Snow and Ice Removal” Earns National Award

The City-produced video “PW Talks About Snow and Ice Removal” received an Award of Honor (4th place) in the 2022 Government Programming Awards sponsored by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). The video was recognized by the judges in the Public Education category for channels with an operating budget under $200,000. The […]


City Manager Announces Appointment of New City Attorney

City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced today that she has appointed Thomas Yu to serve as Champaign’s next City Attorney, starting September 12, 2022. Yu currently serves as one of the City’s Assistant City Attorneys and has more than 21 years of experience practicing law. Yu has served the City of Champaign since 2017, and […]


2022 Champaign Fire Department Pinning Ceremony

On June 30, 2022, the Communications Division worked with the Fire Department to record CFD’s 6th in-person Pinning Ceremony. A pinning ceremony is a special occasion which allows family and friends to share in either a promotion or being newly hired by the Fire Department. During this year’ event, 27 new or promoted firefighters were […]


Champaign City Manager Announces Appointment of New Public Works Director

Today, City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced the appointment of Khalil Zaied as the City’s next Public Works Director. Zaied has more than 22 years of engineering and public works-related experience in both municipal government and the private sector. Zaied’s first day with the City will be October 17, 2022. Zaied will leave his current […]


New Equity and Engagement Department Webpages Launched

On July 13, 2022, a new section of the City website featuring the Equity and Engagement Department debuted on the City’s website. Staff from the Equity and Engagement Department, City Manager’s Office, and Information Technologies Department worked with a local firm to design and build out the new pages to showcase all the important work […]


New Mayor Feinen Podcast Discusses the Hedge Pop! Park

Mayor Feinen talks with Senior Planner Lacey Rains Lowe and Neighborhood Relations Manager John Ruffin about what went into getting the Hedge Pop! Park up and running. The temporary park is the pilot project for the Safe Places, Active Spaces initiative, providing an exciting new neighborhood amenity to our Garden Hills neighbors. At the intersection […]


City Staff Wear Orange for Gun Violence Awareness

On June 3, 2022, City staff from multiple departments wore orange clothing for Gun Violence Awareness Day and #WearOrange Weekend (June 3-5, 2022). #WearOrange is a time to honor victims and survivors of gun violence and to spread awareness about this national crisis. To learn more about what the City of Champaign is doing to […]