Category: City Manager’s Office News

New Episode of The Mayor Feinen Podcast

On January 25, the City published the latest episode of The Mayor Feinen Podcast.  In this episode, Mayor Feinen talks with Julie Pryde (Administrator for the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District) about COVID-19 vaccines and how vaccinations are being administered in Champaign County. You can listen to the podcast online at champaignil.gov/podcasts or subscribe through your […]


HACC Dedicates David C. Sankey Center for Youth and Community Development

On January 19, Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights staff (Mary Catherine Roberson and Tracy Parsons) joined the Housing Authority of Champaign County (HACC) for the dedication of the David C. Sankey Center for Youth and Community Development. This HACC EnVision Center was established to promote education and leadership in Champaign County. In partnership with CU […]


Virtual Town Hall to Discuss the State’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program

You are invited to join local pastors and Dr. Ngozi Ezike for a virtual town hall meeting to discuss the COVID-19 vaccination program on January 22nd at 6pm. The event will be available virtually through Zoom. Please see the information below to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81690704784? Meeting ID: 816 9070 4784 Passcode: 953903         […]


2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration to Reflect on Positions of Conscience

The City of Champaign is sharing this press release from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in order to more broadly share information about this exciting event (and the keynote speaker) with our community.  The City is a member of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Committee. 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration to Reflect […]


Champaign County Youth Share Tips on Staying Safe During the Pandemic

Mary Catherine Roberson, Community Relations Specialist in the Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights, reached out to youth leaders for creative ways to share the importance of staying safe during this COVID-19 pandemic. Enjoy this first submission in the following video: https://www.facebook.com/walkasone/posts/4016153711728778 *The Coalition does not own the rights to this music. Youth names: […]


Study Circle Wrap Up

The Champaign Police Department (CPD) Study Circles, a follow up to the Police and Community Listening Sessions recently wrapped up. Staff from the Office of Equity, Community, and Human Rights (ECHO) collaborated with CPD to register community members and produce the virtual sessions held on November 12 & 20, and December 7. Several staff and […]


City Staffer attends New American Dreams National Immigrant Integration Conference

Mary Catherine Roberson, Community Relations Specialist in the City’s Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights, attended the virtual New American Dreams National Immigrant Integration Conference earlier this week.  Attendees heard from special guest Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and discussed how communities can ensure that voices of minority, immigrant, and refugee communities are heard.


City of Champaign Recognized for Inclusive Policies for the LGBTQ Community

Champaign Ranked Second Highest in State of Illinois The City of Champaign is honored to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign in the 2020 Municipal Equality Index (MEI). Conducted annually, the MEI is used to measure how inclusive a city’s laws, policies, and services are for the LGBTQ community. This year the City of […]


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 […]