Category: City Manager’s Office News

METCAD Supervisors Receive “Patriotic Employers” Award

In August 2020, the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) awarded METCAD 9-1-1 Supervisors Jennifer Frost and Karen Clevenger the “Patriotic Employers” Award.  ESGR is a Department of Defense program that was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in […]


City of Champaign Announces Dates for Community Listening Sessions

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce the dates of five community listening sessions and invites members of the public to share their vision for the future of public safety in the City of Champaign. The listening sessions will be used to gather information from the public so it can be shared with the […]


City-Produced Video “Cannabis Questions 2020” Earns National Award

The City-produced video “Cannabis Questions 2020” received an Award of Distinction (4th place) in the 2020 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 $250,000.  The video was a collaborative […]


City of Champaign Provides Guidance for Peaceful Gatherings, Graffiti Use

The City of Champaign is reminding the community to proceed safely and respectfully while exercising your rights to peacefully assemble and protest. The City supports civic engagement, and as we continue to have more important and necessary discussions around social injustice, the City is providing the following guidance in response to citizen inquiries pertaining to […]


New Episode of The Mayor Feinen Podcast

On this week’s The Mayor Feinen Podcast, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen talks with representatives from community organizations about some of the social services available to Champaign residents who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and how these programs are being funded. The discussion includes programs available to assist neighbors without addresses, providing healthy food to […]


City Produces Six New Episodes of The Mayor Feinen Podcast

Mayor Feinen has been busing using The Mayor Feinen Podcast as a platform to talk with community leaders about the affect of COVID-19 on the City of Champaign. In the last month she has recorded one-on-one podcasts with City Council Members Alicia Beck, Angie Brix, Vanna Pianfetti, Tom Bruno, and Matthew Gladney. On May 26 […]


Champaign County Community Coalition Hosts Virtual Meeting

On May 13, the Champaign County Community Coalition (Coalition) hosted its first virtual meeting.  Over 150 people attended this meeting via Zoom and the Coalition Facebook page.  Representatives noted below shared updates from their organizations and discussed resources available to community members at this time. Questions were moderated in real time, giving attendees the opportunity […]


City of Champaign Announces Additional Service Alterations

Today, the City of Champaign announced additional service changes to promote social distancing and to proactively support the prevention and management of COVID-19. Changes are temporary, and an announcement will be made once the City is able to return to normal business. The Neighborhood Programs Division (Neighborhood Services Department) is suspending all new applications for […]


City of Champaign Temporarily Suspends Issuing Certain Licenses and Extends Payment Due Dates in Response to COVID-19

City of Champaign Temporarily Suspends Issuing Certain Licenses and Extends Payment Due Dates in Response to COVID-19 Because of the emergency safety measures being implemented by the City of Champaign to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and reduce public exposure, and in recognition that many of our local businesses may be facing financial […]


City of Champaign Institutes Temporary Ambulance Ordinance Amendments

City of Champaign Institutes Temporary Ambulance Ordinance Amendments Today, Mayor Feinen issued COVID-19 Related Emergency Order 20-01 for Ambulances. This order amends guidelines placed on ambulance services allowing for flexibility in the staffing of ambulances to respond to non-life-threatening, low priority ambulance only calls. Under current City Ordinance 5.5-50 every ambulance response requires at least […]