Category: City Manager’s Office News

Community Coalition Holds Virtual Meeting

On June 9th the Champaign County Community Coalition hosted its monthly virtual meeting. Representatives from the City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, the University of Illinois and Parkland College shared updates with the community, with a particular focus on recent community gun violence. HVNT, Hip Hop Xpress, 48 Hours of Peace, […]


Echo Staff Member Attends Rantoul’s Task Force Meeting

Mary Catherine Roberson, Community Relations Specialist for the Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights, attended Rantoul’s Task Force meeting on Saturday, May 22. Community members shared their safety concerns and discussed a plan of action to address rising community violence.


City Staff Attends “Put The Guns Down” Peace Rally

On Thursday, May 20, HV Neighborhood Transformation hosted a “Put the Guns Down” peace rally in Hessel Park. City Manager Dorothy Ann David, Deputy City Managers Joan Walls and Matt Roeschley, Community Relations Manager Tracy Parsons, and Community Relations Specialist Mary Catherine Roberson were in attendance. In addition City of Champaign Council Members Alicia Beck, […]


May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander are broad terms and encompass all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway […]


CGTV Oberheim Coverage

As the City came together to support the Police Department is it’s time of loss, CGTV was able to do its part by getting information out to the public. Wednesday’s press conference at the Police Station was recorded and played back on CGTV throughout the night. Police Chief Anthony Cobb, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen and […]


ECHO Staff Attends Youth For Christ Barbecue

On May 13, Tracy Parsons and Mary Catherine Roberson from the Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights attended the Youth For Christ Barbecue with Executive Director Rev. Willie Comer. They are pictured here with the event’s featured speaker, current chaplain and former player for the Chicago Bears, Ray McElroy. *Note this event occurred after the […]


Community Coalition Holds Virtual Meeting

On May 12, the Champaign County Community Coalition hosted its monthly virtual meeting. Representatives from the City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, the University of Illinois and Parkland College shared updates with the community, with a particular focus on recent community gun violence. Express Employment Professionals, Yankee Ridge Elementary School, YMCA, […]


May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (as of 2009, officially changed from Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month) recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. The theme for AAPI Heritage Month 2021 is Advancing Leaders Through Purpose-Driven Service . For yearlong […]


Champaign’s Human Relations Commission to Hold Public Hearing in Discrimination Case

On May 3, 2021, the City of Champaign’s Human Relations Commission will conduct the first day of a public hearing in a human rights case alleging that the former Rogue Barbershop discriminated against a resident on the basis of sex. The public hearing will be conducted during the regular Human Relations Commission meeting, which will […]