Category: Finance Department News

The Beat

The City is thrilled to announce the launch of the downtown entertainment district’s official logo “The Beat.” Unveiled at a Council study session on May 7, 2024, the Beat encompasses all of the downtown entertainment district. Boasting a wide variety of entertainers and programs for the community to enjoy, The Beat will allow community members […]

Notice of Public Hearing – Fiscal Year 2024/2025 Annual Budget

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all interested citizens that the City of Champaign will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Champaign City Building, 102 North Neil Street, Champaign, Illinois, for the purpose of reviewing the City’s proposed Fiscal Year 2024/2025 Annual Budget, including […]

Prime Contractor Breakfast

On Friday, March 29, 2024 the City’s Equity and Engagement Department in partnership with the Finance Department, hosted a breakfast for prime contractors to learn more about the City’s procurement process and diversity efforts. City staff were also invited to participate and speak to vendors.  More than 30 people were in attendance and our prime […]

IDOT Conference | Today’s Challenge, Tomorrow’s Reward

On February 21, 2024, Mikal Washington from the Equity and Engagement Department and Adonis Fuller from the Finance Department attended IDOT’s annual conference “Today’s Challenge, Tomorrow’s Reward” in Springfield, IL at the Crowne Plaza hotel. The event was centered around providing education and networking opportunities to DBE firms and contractors. City staff provided information on […]

New IGFOA Downstate Chapter President

The Illinois Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) is an organization that serves finance professionals through learning, connecting, and progressing. Courtney Kouzmanoff, of the Finance Department, is among the group of City employees that are members of IGFOA and has been serving as the Vice President of the Downstate Illinois Chapter.  She was recently appointed to […]

City Celebrates Staff for Service and Values

The annual Employee Awards and Service Recognition Ceremony was held on November 15, 2023. This event celebrates the accomplishments and service of City of Champaign staff honored with either an employee award or for achieving a career milestone. This year’s celebration honored 83 employees who received an individual or team award. These staff members were […]

Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce

On August 16, 2023, Purchasing & Compliance Specialist Adonis Fuller attended the 2023 Annual Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce Convention’s Business Matchmaking Event. The event offered the opportunity to meet with business owners and staff to learn about their products, services, and capabilities. The event was also a great way to share information about the […]

Designated Procurement Initiative Event

On August 7, 2023, the Equity and Engagement Department introduced the Designated Procurement Initiative to interested small business owners. The Designated Procurement Initiative is a program in which the City of Champaign will set aside contracts for small, local, and low-income business owners. DPI was designed to increase the capacity of local economically disadvantaged contractors […]

‘Thank You’ Celebration!

Through the University of Illinois and Champaign Community Unit 4 School District, the City welcomed 19 interns and Youth Employment Services (YES) students to join our staff this summer. These students were able to see the ins-and-outs of how the City works while getting hands on experience in eight different departments. On July 20, the City hosted […]

Finance Offices Getting a Refresh

Work started this week on an update to the Finance Department office space. Contractors removed all the old furniture and cubical walls in preparation for carpet and painting this summer.  Finance staff have temporarily relocated to the first floor of the City Building – to the former Neighborhood Services and Equity and Engagement office space. […]