Category: General Press Releases

City Manager Announces Appointment of Equity and Engagement Director

Today City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced that Rachel Joy has been appointed to the position of Equity and Engagement Director-Chief Equity Officer effective March 21, 2022. Ms. Joy currently serves as the City’s Community Relations Manager and Compliance Officer. She has worked for the City of Champaign since 2016. In her position as Community […]

Mayor Feinen Signs Mayors’ Monarch Pledge to Help Improve Pollinator Habitats

Earlier this month Champaign Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen renewed her pledge to help save the monarch butterfly and other pollinators by signing the National Wildlife Federation’s Mayors’ Monarch Pledge. Mayor Feinen has signed the pledge annually since 2016, making Champaign part of an expanding network of North American cities working to create habitat in public […]

Face Coverings No Longer Required in City Facilities Starting February 28

In line with Governor Pritzker’s plans to lift the statewide indoor mask mandate next week, the City of Champaign will no longer require visitors or staff inside City facilities to wear a face covering starting on February 28, 2022. After that date, members of the public and City employees may choose to wear face masks […]

City Facilities Closed to the Public February 18 Due to Severe Weather

Due to the continuing winter storm, the Champaign City Building and Public Works Facility will remain closed to the public on Friday, February 18, 2022. City staff will continue to work remotely and be available to answer phones and provide customer service during regular business hours. Snow and ice response staff will be available 24/7 […]

City of Champaign Continues to Address Snowfall

City Building, Public Works Facility, and Champaign Public Library Remain Closed to Public on February 4 The City of Champaign Public Works Department continues to work around the clock addressing the snowfall which began early Wednesday morning (2/2/22) and is forecast to continue through this evening. DTN Weather Sentry reported 11.4-inches of snow depth at 11:30 […]

City of Champaign Extends Application Deadline for Police Chief Recruitment

The City of Champaign has extended the application deadline for the position of Police Chief. The City’s executive recruitment firm (Baker Tilly US) continues to identify and actively recruit experienced police department leaders from across the country and invite them to apply. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled, with the […]

City of Champaign Crews Ready to Address Forecasted Snowfall

City Building, Public Works Facility, and Champaign Libraries Closed to Public February 2-3 The City of Champaign Public Works Department is preparing to deploy resources to address the snowfall forecast for Wednesday morning through Thursday. Current forecasts are calling for 10 to 18-inches of total accumulation locally. Public Works Operations Manager Cory Conrad said, “We […]

City of Champaign Announces Public Works Director Finalists

After conducting a nationwide search, Champaign City Manager Dorothy Ann David has selected three finalists to interview for the Public Works Director position – Sinan Alpaslan, Benjamin Jordan, and Thomas Somers. Biographical information and a video statement from each finalist are now available on the City’s website at For health and safety reasons related […]