Category: City Manager’s Office News

Recognizing Women’s History Month

Recognizing Women’s History Month The display case in the atrium of the City Building has been decorated in honor of National Women’s History Month. Feel free to stop in and see the display throughout the month of March, during regular business hours. The City Building is located at 102 N. Neil St., Champaign.


City Launches New Podcast Featuring Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen

The City of Champaign has started producing a new monthly podcast featuring Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen and her guests. Each month she will chat with local newsmakers about topics of interest to Champaign’s residents and visitors.  Listeners will learn about the activities and programs of the City of Champaign,community events, and other topics that impact […]


City Launches New Video Magazine Show – Champaign Spotlight

On February 28, 2020, the City’s new video magazine show – Champaign Spotlight – started airing on CGTV.  This show features a new host (Alison Davis Wood) and replaces the award-winning Champaign Connection which the City had produced since 2008. Each episode of the new show will put the spotlight on the people, programs, and […]


United Way of Champaign County Recognizes “Difference Maker”

Congratulations to the City’s own Tracy Parsons, who was recognized as a “Difference Maker” by the United Way of Champaign County during their annual meeting on February 4, 2020, at the I Hotel.  Tracy serves as one of the City’s Community Relations Managers and facilitates the work of the Champaign County Community Coalition – Walk […]


CDAP Presentation at SBDC @ EDC

CDAP Presentation at SBDC @ EDC On January 28, Rachel Joy, the City of Champaign’s Community Relations Manager/Compliance Officer presented at the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC. Rachel provided an overview of the City of Champaign Diversity Advancement Program (CDAP), including how to become a CDAP vendor. A Q&A session with […]


City Staff Discuss Careers with Area Youth

City staff shared information about their jobs with area eighth graders at the 29th Annual Career Conference at the I Hotel and Conference Center. This week-long conference runs January 14-23, 2020, and attracts more than 2,000 students from 23 area schools.  The goal is to inform area students about local career opportunities.  Mary Catherine Roberson […]


Neighborhood Safety Meeting

Tracy Parsons and Mary Catherine Roberson from the City’s Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights attended the Neighborhood Safety Meeting at Country Brook on January 13, 2020. Also, present were Council Member Angie Brix and John Ruffin and Kerri Wiman from the Neighborhood Services Department. Residents came to the meeting to share their thoughts, […]


Community Coalition Meetings Now on CGTV

The City’s Communications Division and Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights recently worked together to begin televising the Champaign County Community Coalition meetings. These popular meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at the Champaign Holiday Inn and are open to the public. Staff from the Communications Division began recording the meetings […]


Community Coalition Work

Community Coalition Work Community Relations Manager, Tracy Parsons, staffed a table at the Champaign Central vs. Danville High School basketball game on January 8. The purpose of the table was to help community members fill out Neighborhood Needs Assessment forms. These surveys are an initiative of the Community Coalition’s Community Violence Response Task Force and […]


Award Recipients Announced for the 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration

Four prestigious community awards will be presented to individuals and organizations that uphold the principles and ideals of Dr. King during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration on January 17, 2020. The 2020 award recipients include: • Pastor Rickey E. Parks – Winner of the Doris Hoskins Prestigious Community Service Award • Austin’s […]