Kathy Shannon

At Large
Serving from 2023 to 2027

Contact Kathy Shannon

Email: [email protected]
Office Phone: 217-403-8720
Other Phone:

About Kathy Shannon

Kathy Shannon was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin. She and her husband, Matt Frank, lived in the Cambridge, Massachusetts area for eight years before moving here in 2002. Their two children both attended Unit 4 Schools and graduated from Central High School.

Kathy has Associate degrees in Accounting and Computer Programming from Madison Area Technical College, and a Bachelor’s degree in Math and Computer Science from UIUC. She works as the Finance Director at the Champaign-Urbana Schools Foundation. She was on the Champaign Unit 4 School board for eight years, from 2015 to 2023, as Board Member, Secretary, and Vice President, and was elected to the City Council in 2023.

Kathy is passionate about environmental sustainability, and about making sure we spend our natural and fiscal resources wisely. She rides her bike for transportation whenever possible. She advocates for accessible, affordable transportation and housing choices, and smart economic development policies. She wants to ensure that we have a vibrant, diverse, inviting community, and that we leave a strong foundation for generations yet to come.