Category: METCAD Department News

Communities of Practice Blitz

On September 18, 2023, community leaders from Champaign County came together for the Communities of Practice Blitz which launched the work in Phase 2 of the Champaign County Welcoming Plan . This blitz provided members of the Communities of Practice team to sit down and develop actionable plans toward immigrant inclusion in Champaign County. The […]

CU Days 2023!

On August 12, 2023, the Equity and Engagement Department participated in CU Days at Douglas Park by distributing school supplies, City information, and engaging with residents to inform them of upcoming City events. This could not have been accomplished alone; the Champaign Police Department, Champaign Fire Department, Neighborhood Services Department, METCAD, Human Resources, Public Works, […]

METCAD’s Storm Response

On the afternoon of June 29, 2023, Champaign County and surrounding counties were in the path of a strong storm with extremely high winds, known as a derecho. This storm resulted in such a high call volume that the METCAD dispatch center was inundated instantly with 9-1-1 calls once the storm approached. During the first […]

Lance Buyno Selected as 2021 Telecommunicator of the Year

METCAD would like to congratulate Lance Buyno on receiving the 2021 Telecommunicator of the Year Award from the Illinois Sheriff’s Association!  Sheriff Dustin Heuerman nominated Lance to receive the award based on a double homicide call Lance took in 2020 and Lance’s high-quality and detailed dispatching on a regular basis.  Lance was honored at a […]