Category: City Manager’s Office News

New Champaign Spotlight Features Library Director Brittany Millington

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 features an interview with Library Director Brittany Millington. Brittany shares a little about her path to her current position and then talks about all of the programs and services that make […]


Equity and Engagement Hosts Community Conversations

On December 10, 2022, the Equity and Engagement Department, in partnership with the University of Illinois’s Community Compact, hosted a Community Conversations event titled “Addressing Economic Development and Minority and Women Owned Business Initiatives in Champaign County.” This meeting brought together more than 40 stakeholders from across the community, the University of Illinois, local business […]


City Staff Honored for Their Service and Commitment

During the City’s annual Employee Awards and Service Recognition Ceremony on November 16, 2022, the City celebrated the accomplishments and service of many of our exceptional staff members. This year’s ceremony honored 144 employees for going above and beyond the call of duty during the last challenging year. Employee Awards are earned in recognition of […]


New Champaign Spotlight Features Rachel Joy

The City’s video magazine show, Champaign Spotlight, is back! Each episode of the show puts the spotlight on the people, programs, and events of the City of Champaign. The latest episode features Communications Manager Jeff Hamilton interviewing Equity and Engagement Director Rachel Joy.  Rachel first shares how the department was formed to meet the needs […]


New Mayor Feinen Podcast Features Champaign County African American Heritage Trail

In the latest episode of The Mayor Feinen Podcast, Mayor Feinen sits down with Co-Chairs Angela M. Rivers and Dr. Barbara Suggs-Mason, and Jayne DeLuce, President and CEO of Visit Champaign County, to talk about the Champaign County African American Heritage Trail. Creatively blending art and education, the project celebrates the lives and contributions of […]


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 […]