Meet the Staff

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    City Manager

    Dorothy Ann David

    Dorothy Ann David was appointed City Manager for the City of Champaign in March 2013. As City Manager, she acts as the Chief Executive Officer of the City, serving at the pleasure of the Mayor and City Council members to provide leadership, carry out the City’s policies, manage operations, and ensure that the City’s citizens are being served. Ms. David has more than 30 years of experience in municipal government management. Her previous experience with

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    Dorothy Ann David was appointed City Manager for the City of Champaign in March 2013. As City Manager, she acts as the Chief Executive Officer of the City, serving at the pleasure of the Mayor and City Council members to provide leadership, carry out the City’s policies, manage operations, and ensure that the City’s citizens are being served.

    Ms. David has more than 30 years of experience in municipal government management. Her previous experience with the City of Champaign includes serving as the Assistant City Manager from 2007-2013 and as the Neighborhood Services Director from 1994 to 2007. She also has served as the Community and Neighborhood Services Director in Muskegon, Michigan, the Community Development Program Manager in Kansas City, Kansas, and a municipal management intern in Kansas City, Missouri.

    In addition to her responsibilities for City Council, City staff, and citizens, she is also the City’s liaison with other governmental units, the University of Illinois, and private-public groups. She serves as a City representative on the Metropolitan Intergovernmental Council, the Executive Committee of the Community Coalition, and the Mahomet Aquifer Advocacy Alliance.

    Ms. David holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame.

    She is a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), Illinois City/County Management Association (ILCMA), and the Big Ten Cities Network. She is a 2008 graduate of the Leadership ICMA program and earned ICMA Credentialed Manager status in 2011.

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    Deputy City Manager

    Joan Walls

    Joan Walls aids in overseeing these City Departments: City Manager’s Office Administration, Communications Division, Equity and Engagement Department, Finance Department, METCAD 9-1-1, Neighborhood Services Department, and Police Department. In addition to overseeing various City Departments, Ms. Walls also serves as a City representative on the METCAD 9-1-1 Policy Board. Ms.

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    Joan Walls aids in overseeing these City Departments: City Manager’s Office Administration, Communications Division, Equity and Engagement Department, Finance Department, METCAD 9-1-1, Neighborhood Services Department, and Police Department. In addition to overseeing various City Departments, Ms. Walls also serves as a City representative on the METCAD 9-1-1 Policy Board.

    Ms. Walls has been with the City of Champaign since 2000. Prior to her appointment to Deputy City Manager, she served as Deputy City Manager for Community Relations, and prior to that as Assistant to the Chief of Police for Community Services/Public Information Officer.

    Ms. Walls holds a Master of Science in Educational Psychology from Eastern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice from Southern Illinois University.

    She is a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), Illinois City/County Management Association (ILCMA), and the Big 10 Cities Network. She earned ICMA Credentialed Manager status in 2019.

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      Deputy City Manager

      Matt Roeschley

      Matt Roeschley aids in overseeing these City Departments: City Manager’s Office Administration, Fire Department, Human Resources Department, Information Technologies Department, Legal Department, Planning and Development Department, and Public Works Department. In addition to overseeing various City Departments, Mr. Roeschley also serves as Deputy Liquor Commissioner and the City’s Open Meetings

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      Matt Roeschley aids in overseeing these City Departments: City Manager’s Office Administration, Fire Department, Human Resources Department, Information Technologies Department, Legal Department, Planning and Development Department, and Public Works Department. In addition to overseeing various City Departments, Mr. Roeschley also serves as Deputy Liquor Commissioner and the City’s Open Meetings Act Officer.

      Mr. Roeschley has been with the City of Champaign since December 2011. Prior to his appointment to Deputy City Manager, he served as Assistant City Attorney in the Legal Department.

      Mr. Roeschley holds a Juris Doctor degree from Northern Illinois University College of Law and Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Writing from Anderson University.

      He is a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), Illinois City/County Management Association (ILCMA), and the Big 10 Cities Network.

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        Equity and Engagement Director-Chief Equity Officer

        Rachel Joy

        Rachel Joy oversees the Equity and Engagement Department. In her Director role, she oversees and directs the work of the Department’s three divisions – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Community Outreach and Engagement; and Community Safety and Justice. Ms. Joy has been with the City of Champaign since 2016. Prior to

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        Rachel Joy oversees the Equity and Engagement Department. In her Director role, she oversees and directs the work of the Department’s three divisions – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Community Outreach and Engagement; and Community Safety and Justice.

        Ms. Joy has been with the City of Champaign since 2016. Prior to her appointment to Equity and Engagement Director, she served as Community Relations Manager and Compliance Officer.

        Ms. Joy holds a Master of Arts degree in Human Services with a concentration in social services administration from the University of Illinois at Springfield. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Wilberforce University and participated in the University’s international study abroad program at Hebrew University.

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        Communications Manager

        Jeff Hamilton

        Jeff Hamilton manages the Communications Division and oversees the use

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        Jeff Hamilton manages the Communications Division and oversees the use of various City platforms to communicate effectively with the public, including the City’s website, Champaign Government Television, social media, and the City’s newsletters. Mr. Hamilton leads the City’s efforts to share timely and accurate information with our residents and visitors.

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        Community Relations Manager - Community Coalition

        Tracy Parsons

        Tracy Parsons is responsible for coordinating and facilitating the work

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        Tracy Parsons is responsible for coordinating and facilitating the work of the Champaign Community Coalition. Mr. Parsons helps the Coalition successfully implement sustainable strategies which improve the lives of area youth and families through an effective collaboration of diverse community partners and service agencies.

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City Manager's Office

Contact Us

City Manager's Office

102 N. Neil St.
Champaign IL, 61820

217-403-8710

271-403-8725 (fax)

[email protected]