Category: City Manager’s Office News

LAST CALL FOR MLK NOMINATIONS

Now’s the time to recognize an individual or organization having a positive impact in Champaign County! Nominations are being accepted for three prestigious community awards that will be presented at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration on January 17. Learn more and submit a nomination at mlkcelebration.org. Submission deadline is November 30. The Champaign […]


Martin Luther King Jr. Countywide Celebration – Call For Nominations

Martin Luther King Jr. Countywide Celebration – Call For Nominations Recognize an individual or organization having a positive impact in Champaign County! Nominations are being accepted for three prestigious community awards that will be presented at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration on January 17, 2021. Learn more and submit a nomination […]


Employee Awards and Service Recognition Ceremony

On November 18, 2020, the City held its annual Employee Awards and Service Recognition Ceremony.  This year’s ceremony was conducted virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Employee Awards The employee awards recognize staff who exhibited exemplary commitment toward the pursuit of the City’s organizational philosophy. Thirty individuals received awards for demonstrating the City’s values […]


Announcing the 2020 Recipients of the Immigrant Welcome Awards

The highlight of a very hard year in immigration is the announcement of the 7th Annual Immigrant Welcome Awards. The 2020 Immigrant Welcome Award recipients are: Business Leadership Award – Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Community Impact Award – Chinese American Association at Central Illinois (CAACI) Distinguished Leadership Service Awards – Nils Jacobsen Leadership Awards – […]


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 […]