finance

Deborah Frank Feinen

Mayor
Serving from 2019 to 2023

Contact Deborah Frank Feinen

Email: Deb.Feinen@champaignil.gov
Office Phone: 217-403-8720
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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. She has a passion to serve her community and to make Champaign a great place to live, work, play and stay.

Deb earned a B.A. in Psychology and Education from Mount Holyoke College and a Juris Doctor from the IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law. As an attorney, Deb has had a varied career in both the public and private sector working for the Illinois Pollution Control Board, Nally, Bauer, Feinen & Mann, P.C., the Illinois State Board of Education, and Tummelson, Bryan, & Knox, LLP. Deb currently is the Vice President for Downstate Operations at Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc..

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 and 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. In 2020 Deb was selected for the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative Class of 2021.

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 LIFT Champaign program