Category: Finance Department News

Finance Department Staff Present at IGFOA Conference

City of Champaign Finance Department staff members Kay Nees and Jennifer Johnson recently attended the annual Illinois Government Finance Officers Association Conference.  The conference was held in Bloomington, Illinois, and the theme was “Achieving Excellence Together”.  Kay and Jennifer also presented the topic, “Online Payments for Self-Reported Taxes” where they shared information on developing a […]


City of Champaign Recognized for Financial Reporting

The City of Champaign is proud to announce that it has once again been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition […]


City Staffers Attend Women’s Legacy Conference

Three City employees – City Manager Dorothy Ann David, Deputy City Manager Joan Walls, and Financial Services Manager Courtney Kouzmanoff – attended the 8th annual Women’s Legacy Conference in Naperville on May 17.  The theme of this year’s conference was “Breaking Through Barriers.” The conference was hosted by the Legacy Project, an organization dedicated to […]


Finance Staff attend 113th Annual Government Finance Officers Association Conference

City of Champaign Finance Director Kay Nees and Financial Services Manager/City Accountant Carrie Siems attended the 113th Annual Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles from May 19-22, 2019.  The event featured three keynote speakers – Charmaine Brown, James and Deborah Fallows, and Peter Bregman, who presented […]


City Staff Attends Tyler Connect Conference

Three City employees – Seth Brewer (Finance), Cynthia Chandler (Information Technologies) and Daphne Greaves(Information Technologies) – attended the annual Tyler Connect Conference which was held in Dallas, Texas from April 7-10. Tyler, the software company behind the City’s financial and human resources software, uses Tyler Connect to provide opportunities for training and networking between Tyler […]


City Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

The City has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the 29th year.  This award demonstrates that the City’s adopted budget document is of the very highest quality, reflecting the guidelines and best practices established by GFOA and the National Advisory Council on State and Local Budgeting.  The […]


City Departments Attend Joint Staff Workshop

On January 10 and 11, the Finance and Neighborhood Services departments attended a joint workshop for Franklin Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, a personal leadership development and training program.  The two-day session was led by presenter Haydn Shaw, whose 27 years of experience as a workshop leader contributed to an insightful and interactive training […]


Online Payment Option for Self-Reported Taxes

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce a new online payment option for businesses paying self-reported taxes, including food and beverage, hotel/motel, and local motor fuel taxes. Citizen Self Service (CSS) is an online payment portal that allows businesses to quickly and conveniently pay these taxes online at champaignil.gov/payments. CSS automatically calculates new filings, […]


City Employees Set New Records for Charitable Giving

In 2018, the City of Champaign once again participated in the Combined Charities Campaign that was organized by the United Way of Champaign County.  Each year, the City participates in this campaign by encouraging City employees to donate to a wide variety of local, state, and national charitable organizations.  The campaign wrapped up late last […]