Category: City Manager’s Office News

New Episode of Champaign Spotlight Features City Attorney Thomas Yu

The City is thrilled to present the latest addition to our Champaign Spotlight series with a new episode featuring City Attorney Thomas Yu. Join us as he shares insights about his experience in the legal profession and the extraordinary team he leads. Hear some behind-the-scenes stories that shaped our City’s history. Gain valuable perspective on […]

Champaign Fire Department Hoffman Awards and Pinning Ceremony

On March 27, 2023, the Communications Division worked with the Fire Department to record the annual Hoffman Awards and Pinning Ceremony. The event honored residents and members of ambulance services, Champaign Firefighters, and Champaign Police Officers that have displayed exemplary service to those they serve and protect. Firefighters and Building Safety personnel recently hired or […]

New Parking Permit Informational Video

As the Public Works Department prepares for another busy parking permit season, a new informational video starring “PW” was produced to share valuable information with new permit holders. Public Works and Communications Division staff worked together to produce the video that shares important information that in the past was shared verbally by staff to each […]

City Now Televising Code Review and Appeals Board

In keeping with the City’s commitment to transparency, meetings of the Code Review and Appeals Board are now televised on CGTV. The Code Review and Appeals Board reviews and advises the City Council regarding all building construction codes, and hears appeals as it relates to a decision involving building codes for new construction. Previously held […]

New Episode of Champaign Spotlight Features Khalil Zaied

The latest episode of the City’s talk show Champaign Spotlight debuted March 31, 2023 and features a conversation with the City’s new Public Works Director – Khalil Zaied. Communications Manager Jeff Hamilton had the chance to sit down with Mr. Zaied to learn more about his background and previous work experiences. Mr. Zaied also explains […]

Inaugural “Rising Star” Program

March 30, 2023, the Champaign County Community Coalition, Parkland College, Urbana 116, and Unit 4 came together to promote black student excellence. The inaugural “Rising Star” program recognized any 5th, or 8th grade African-American student that has shown academic promise and/or academic excellence. Using a variety of data sets (including MAP, IAR, attendance, discipline, etc.) […]

City Staff Celebrate International Women’s Day

On March 8, 202, International Women’s Day (IWD) was celebrated around the world. This day is a focal point in the women’s rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women. The theme of IWD 2023 was #EmbraceEquity, a campaign to get the world talking about […]

New Episode of Champaign Spotlight Features Chief of Police Timothy T. Tyler

The City’s video magazine show, Champaign Spotlight, puts the spotlight on the people, programs, and events of the City of Champaign. The latest episode debuted this week and features an interview by Communications Manager Jeff Hamilton with Chief of Police Timothy T. Tyler. Chief Tyler shares some details about his amazing career before joining the […]

City Staff Presents to Environmental Leadership Program

On February 17, 2023, Communications Manager Jeff Hamilton spoke with students enrolled in the University of Illinois’ Environmental Leadership Program. The presentation featured an overview of the Council-Manager form of government and policy development at the local level. Approximately 25 students attended in person and more attended via Zoom. The students were engaged and asked […]