Category: City Manager’s Office News

City to Participate in 2019 Champaign-Urbana Pride Fest and Parade

The City of Champaign will once again have an information booth at the 2019 Champaign-Urbana Pride Fest and Parade.  The popular outdoor celebration and vendor fair will take place in the City of Champaign parking lot north of One Main Plaza in Downtown Champaign from 1:00-7:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 28, 2019, with performances and […]


City Co-Hosts Welcoming Week Kick Off

The City of Champaign and the University YMCA New American Welcome Center co-hosted the Welcoming Week Kick off on September 13, 2019 in the parking lot in front of the Orpheum Children’s Museum in Downtown Champaign.  Attendees heard upbeat performances from Abraham Mellish and Jean-Rene Balekita and Bomoyi Ministries. Welcoming Week is a nationwide celebration […]


Congratulations to the Award Recipients of the 2019 Immigrant Welcome Awards

Public Invited to the Immigrant Welcome Awards Ceremony and Celebration on September 21 The sponsors of the 6th Annual Immigrant Welcome Awards are proud to announce the recipients of this year’s awards. Those being honored include: Business Leadership Award – Ruth Wyman Law Office Community Impact Award – Bend the Arc: Champaign-Urbana & Dr. Annie […]


City of Champaign and the University YMCA Co-Hosting Welcoming Week 2019 Kick-Off Celebration

Welcoming Week 2019 will start with a community celebration in front of the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum (346 N. Neil Street, Champaign) on Friday, September 13, 2019, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to this free event full of food, music, entertainment, and giveaways. Event highlights include a welcome address by the mayors […]


Staff Shares CDAP  Information at Diverse Business Opportunity Fair

On August 28, the Office of Equity Community and Human Rights participated in the 2nd annual Diverse Business Opportunity Fair hosted by the University of Illinois Office of Procurement Diversity. The day included a “leveraging relationships” Illinois leadership panel, vendor fair, and networking reception.  Staff provided information on the Champaign Diversity Advancement Program (CDAP) to […]


Deputy City Manager Joan Walls Receives ICMA Credentialed Manager Designation

Joan Walls, Deputy City Manager for the City of Champaign, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Ms. Walls is one of approximately 1,300 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program. To receive the prestigious Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, an individual must have […]


City Staff Poses, Posts for #CityHallSelfie Day

More than forty staff members representing ten City departments gathered outside the City Building to take a #CityHallSelfie ahead of the August 15 national social media event. Additionally, staff and residents shared posts with City accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram throughout the day, which the City liked and reshared. The hashtag provides a fun […]


Citizen Review Subcommittee Update

Citizen Review Subcommittee Update The City of Champaign’s Citizen Review Subcommittee is now a proud new member of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE). NACOLE  is a non-profit organization that works to enhance accountability and transparency in policing and build community trust through civilian oversight. For more information on NACOLE please visit […]