Deborah Frank FeinenMayor
Serving from 2019 to 2023
Contact Deborah Frank Feinen
Office Phone: 217-403-8720
About Deborah Frank Feinen
Deborah Frank Feinen has been a proud resident of Champaign for more than forty-five years. Deb lives in Champaign with her husband, Chuck, and two children, Karlee and Catherine. A few of her hobbies include running, horseback riding, and photography. She has a passion to serve her community and to make Champaign a great place to live, work, play and stay.
In 1989, Deb earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Education from Mount Holyoke College. In 1991, she received her Juris Doctor from the Illinois Institute of Technology Kent College of Law. She was admitted into the Illinois Bar in 1992. In 1993, she began working as a Hearing Officer at the Illinois Pollution Control Board. In 1998, she joined Nally, Bauer, Feinen & Mann, P.C. as its first associate, and was named partner in 2001. She also worked for two years as an Impartial Hearing Officer for the Illinois State Board of Education. In 2013, Deb joined Tummelson, Bryan, & Knox, LLP where she worked as a partner until 2019. In 2019, Deb moved from private practice to Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. where she is the Vice President of Downstate Operations.
Prior to being on the City Council, Deb served as a Champaign County Board member for fourteen years, including serving as the vice-Chair of the County Board. Deb was appointed to the Champaign City Council in 2006, as an At-Large representative. She was subsequently re-elected twice, was elected Mayor in 2015, and re-elected Mayor in 2019. In 2017, Deb was honored by the Girl Scouts of East Central Illinois as a Woman of Distinction and in 2018 she was named an Athena by the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce and as a distinguished Alum of Centennial High School by the Champaign-Urbana Schools Foundation.
Deb is passionate about making positive change in Champaign and among other things is an advocate for the City’s Goal Getters program, CU-Fresh Start, and the Youth and Family Empowerment