Category: City Manager’s Office News

Champaign Police Employee Awards and Memorial Ceremonies Now Available On-Demand

The City’s Communications Division recently produced coverage of two important Police Department ceremonies. The first was the Police Department Employee Awards Ceremony on May 18, 2022, held at the Champaign Police Department.  The second was the Champaign Police Memorial Ceremony on May 20, 2022, at West Side Park. Both videos were edited and began playing […]

New Mayor Feinen Podcast Discusses the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge

The Mayors’ Monarch Pledge is a commitment by cities across the country to create habitats for monarch butterflies and other pollinators. In this latest episode Public Works staff explain the City’s efforts to incorporate more pollinator-friendly plantings and habitats into City projects. They talk not only about why it is important to save the monarchs, […]

City of Champaign Announces Appointment of Chief of Police

Today City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced the appointment of Timothy T. Tyler to the position of Chief of Police effective June 6, 2022. Tyler’s long and distinguished career includes more than 29 years in law enforcement in Illinois and 32 years of service in the U.S. military. Tyler started his career in community policing […]

Champaign City Attorney Announces Upcoming Retirement

Frederick C. Stavins, the City Attorney for the City of Champaign since 1981, has announced plans to retire from that position effective May 20, 2022. Serving for more than forty years, Stavins is the longest serving City Attorney and department head in the City’s history. Stavins says that he has treasured serving the City, saying, […]

Champaign Police Department Launches Marketing Campaign for Experienced Officers

Champaign Police Department Launches Marketing Campaign for Experienced Officers   On April 4, 2022, the Champaign Police Department launched a new marketing campaign aimed at recruiting experienced officers. The campaign webpage can be viewed online at The page serves as a centerpiece in the new “Level Up” marketing campaign, with targeted online advertising also […]

Latest episode of The Mayor Feinen Podcast Features The Odyssey Project

The Odyssey Project offers free University of Illinois courses to income-eligible adults. In the latest episode of The Mayor Feinen Podcast, we hear from Michelle Awad and Alaina Pincus about how the program works and how it is impacting the lives of participants. Learn how to apply and the benefits of these free classes. More […]

Community Attends Open House to Meet Police Chief Finalists

On March 29, 2022, the City hosted a community open house so the public could have the opportunity to speak with the Police Chief finalists. The three finalists for the position are Angela Coonce, Bryce Johnson, and Timothy T. Tyler.  Approximately 50-60 people attended the open house which was held from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the […]

City of Champaign Announces Finalists for Chief of Police Position

Public Invited to Meet the Finalists at Open House on March 29 Following a nationwide search, Champaign City Manager Dorothy Ann David has selected three finalists to interview for the City’s Chief of Police position – Angela Coonce, Bryce Johnson, and Timothy T. Tyler. Biographical information and a video statement from each finalist are now […]

Community Coalition Returns to In-Person Meetings

On March 9, 2022, the Champaign County Community Coalition hosted its monthly meeting in person at the Champaign Holiday Inn. Law enforcement leadership from Champaign, Urbana, Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, University of Illinois, and Parkland Police Departments shared updates and events, including Coffee with a Cop. Retiring Urbana Police Chief Bryant Seraphin participated in a […]

City of Champaign to Reopen Public Works Director Search

Champaign City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced today that she will reopen the nationwide search for the City’s next Public Works Director. The City’s executive recruitment firm, Baker Tilly US, will soon initiate a new round of targeted advertising and active recruiting in order to identify and encourage more qualified candidates to apply. The recruitment […]