Category: Information Technologies 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 […]


City of Champaign Encourages Participation in Broadband Mapping Challenge

The City of Champaign has an opportunity to access grant funding from the Federal Government through the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). The grant funds are intended to assist with the development of fiber infrastructure to bring fast Internet to all and address issues of […]


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 […]


‘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 […]


City Staff Support High School Career Fair

April 18, 2023, City staff from 7 different departments (Equity & Engagement, Public Works, Fire, Police, Library, Neighborhoods Services, and IT) attended the high school career fair held at Central High School. This fair was open to all Unit 4 highschool students and had more than 20 organizations present with information and goodies. Students explored […]


Hedge POP! Park Now WIFI Accessible

Hedge POP! Park now includes public WIFI hotspots thanks to the recently installed Mesh++ solar-powered WIFI system. Visitors can now stay connected to the Internet on their laptop, smartphone, tablet, and other mobile devices while enjoying the amenities the park offers. The WIFI equipment was configured and prepared by Anh Tran and Deonte Young (Information […]


New Equity and Engagement Department Webpages Launched

On July 13, 2022, a new section of the City website featuring the Equity and Engagement Department debuted on the City’s website. Staff from the Equity and Engagement Department, City Manager’s Office, and Information Technologies Department worked with a local firm to design and build out the new pages to showcase all the important work […]


City Staff Member Appointed to Board of National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW)

The Information Technologies Department’s Colleen Kilian (Network Technician/Acting Network Administrator) was appointed in November 2021 to the National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW) Board of Directors as an At-Large Member. The appointment is a one-year term. Along with her board duties, Colleen will also serve on the Marketing and Membership committees. About The National […]


New Way to Access Zoning Cases Online

Staff from the City of Champaign’s Planning and Development Department recently worked with the Geographic Information Systems Administrator to make previously approved zoning cases, including Planned Developments, Special Use Permits, Historical Landmarks, Rezonings, Mitigation Plans, Variances, and Annexation Agreements, available to the general public through the City’s Interactive City Map. The City Map is available […]


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 […]