Category: General Press Releases

City of Champaign Announces Appointment of Chief of Police

Today City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced the appointment of Timothy T. Tyler to the position of Chief of Police effective June 6, 2022. Tyler’s long and distinguished career includes more than 29 years in law enforcement in Illinois and 32 years of service in the U.S. military. Tyler started his career in community policing […]


City of Champaign and University of Illinois Propose Enhanced Public Safety Partnership Agreement

Next week, the Champaign City Council will consider approving a new intergovernmental agreement with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign which would increase the number of uniformed police officers serving Champaign’s residents. The proposed agreement would add seven new officers at the University of Illinois Police Department (UIPD), update patrol responsibilities in the Campustown area, and […]


Champaign City Attorney Announces Upcoming Retirement

Frederick C. Stavins, the City Attorney for the City of Champaign since 1981, has announced plans to retire from that position effective May 20, 2022. Serving for more than forty years, Stavins is the longest serving City Attorney and department head in the City’s history. Stavins says that he has treasured serving the City, saying, […]


METCAD 9-1-1 CELEBRATES NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATOR WEEK APRIL 10-16

METCAD 9-1-1 is celebrating April 10-16, 2022, as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. This week is celebrated annually and honors the thousands of men and women around the world who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render life-saving assistance to those in need. In 2021, the METCAD 9-1-1 Dispatch Center answered […]


City of Champaign Announces Finalists for Chief of Police Position

Public Invited to Meet the Finalists at Open House on March 29 Following a nationwide search, Champaign City Manager Dorothy Ann David has selected three finalists to interview for the City’s Chief of Police position – Angela Coonce, Bryce Johnson, and Timothy T. Tyler. Biographical information and a video statement from each finalist are now […]


City of Champaign to Reopen Public Works Director Search

Champaign City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced today that she will reopen the nationwide search for the City’s next Public Works Director. The City’s executive recruitment firm, Baker Tilly US, will soon initiate a new round of targeted advertising and active recruiting in order to identify and encourage more qualified candidates to apply. The recruitment […]


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 […]