Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

Devonshire HOA Completes Gateway Sign Maintenance

The neighbors of the Devonshire HOA recently completed maintenance to their neighborhood’s gateway sign. Small improvements such repairs to the light fixtures and painting of the metal sign and emblem go a long way to refresh the neighborhood’s entrance. The cost for the work was covered by the City’s small grant program. Registered HOA groups […]

Neighborhood Services Advisory Board Open House

On November 9, 2023 the Neighborhood Services Advisory Board hosted an open house. This occasion served as the board’s annual public social event and was an opportunity for the City’s registered neighborhood group leaders, board and commission members, and residents to meet the current Neighborhood Service Advisory Board members, elected officials, and City staff. Approximately […]

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 […]

Resource Fair

On October 26, 2023, The Equity and Engagement Department and Neighborhood Services Department collaborated on a resource fair for Champaign residence. This fair took place from 4:00pm-6:00pm, in the parking lot of the commercial area shared with Blueprint Partner, Y on the Fly. There were more than 3 dozen people in attendance, even in midst […]

Neighborhood Services Hosts Block Party in Hedge POP! Park

On October 10, Neighborhood Services hosted a block party in connection with the Garden Hills Groundbreaking Ceremony. The block party served as one last engagement in the park, which will be removed to allow drainage improvements for the Garden Hills Neighborhood. The event included a DJ, food, a bounce house and a touch-a-truck display featuring […]

Code Compliance Update

The Code Compliance Division of the Neighborhood Services Department continues to receive a high number of tenant inspection requests. Through the end of September, 243 tenant inspection requests had been received. This is a slight increase over the same period in 2022, and an increase of more than 30% over the same period in 2021. […]

Connecting Communities: A Conversation with Javier Zenil Pena

In the latest episode of Champaign City Profiles we talk with Javier Zenil Pena, one of the City of Champaign’s dedicated Neighborhood Ambassadors in our Neighborhood Services Department. Javier explains why he loves his job which allows him to proactively assist residents, share information, and enhance community wellness and safety. From working downtown on weekends […]

Ashland Park HOA Hosts Neighborhood Resource Fair

On Saturday, September 30,2023, the Ashland Park HOA hosted a neighborhood resource fair. Hundreds of neighbors gathered in Toalson Park to learn more about local programs and services, and to enjoy music, games and food. Staff from Neighborhood Services, Police, and Fire were in attendance, serving food, playing games with the kids, and making cotton […]

City Celebrates 2023 CU Pride Fest and Parade!

On September 30, 2023, the City of Champaign joined the CU Pride Fest and Parade to celebrate everything that makes us fabulous! Council members, Alicia Beck, Matthew Gladney, Kathy Shannon, Michael Foellmer and City Staff from the Equity & Engagement Department, Public Works, Neighborhood Services Department, and Planning Department all came out to walk in […]

Champaign Unit 4 School District Hosts Operation Hope Informational Meetings

Neighborhood Programs staff attended informational sessions this week for Unit 4 School District’s upcoming program year for Operation Hope. A meeting was held at both Centennial and Central High Schools to inform current and newly students enrolled in Operation Hope of expectations for the coming year. Operation Hope is a college and career readiness program […]