Meet the Staff

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    Finance Director

    Kay Nees

    Kay Nees has been the Finance Director for the City of Champaign since June 2017.  As Finance Director, she leads the Finance Department, providing the full range of municipal financial services including financial planning and budgeting; financial operations; investments; debt management; financial reporting; and records management. The Finance Department also provides financial analysis to the City Council and staff on economic and community development issues. Ms. Nees serves as Co-chair of the City’s Capital Improvements

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    Kay Nees has been the Finance Director for the City of Champaign since June 2017.  As Finance Director, she leads the Finance Department, providing the full range of municipal financial services including financial planning and budgeting; financial operations; investments; debt management; financial reporting; and records management. The Finance Department also provides financial analysis to the City Council and staff on economic and community development issues. Ms. Nees serves as Co-chair of the City’s Capital Improvements Review Team, which develops the City’s Capital Improvements Plan.

    Ms. Nees has more than eight years’ experience in municipal government finance.  Her previous experience with the City of Champaign includes serving as the City Accountant from 2014 to 2017.  She served as Assistant Finance Director for the Village of Hanover Park, IL from 2011 to 2014.  Prior to working in municipal government, she worked in governmental auditing from 1999 to 2011.

    Ms. Nees holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Eastern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois.

    She is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association, the Illinois Government Finance Officers Association and the Illinois Municipal Treasurer’s Association.  She also serves on IGFOA’s Technical Accounting Review Committee.

     

     

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    City Clerk

    Marilyn Banks

    Marilyn Banks is responsible for ensuring the statutory responsibilities of the City Clerk are complete. She also oversees administrative departments records management activities and is the Administrative Freedom of Information Act Officer.

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    Marilyn Banks is responsible for ensuring the statutory responsibilities of the City Clerk are complete. She also oversees administrative departments records management activities and is the Administrative Freedom of Information Act Officer.

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      Administrative Services Supervisor

      Jennifer Johnson

      Jennifer Johnson is responsible for several processes including accounts payable, accounts receivable, self-reported tax online payments and general billing.  She manages the purchase card program and merchant card services for the City.  Ms. Johnson serves on the City’s Communications Advisory Committee and is the Conference Team Leader for the Illinois

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      Jennifer Johnson is responsible for several processes including accounts payable, accounts receivable, self-reported tax online payments and general billing.  She manages the purchase card program and merchant card services for the City.  Ms. Johnson serves on the City’s Communications Advisory Committee and is the Conference Team Leader for the Illinois Government Finance Officers Association annual conference.

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        Financial Services Manager/Budget Officer

        Courtney Kouzmanoff

        Courtney Kouzmanoff is responsible for budget preparation and execution, financial aspects of the Capital Improvements Plan, property tax levy, revenue projections, purchasing, and developing the City’s financial forecast. She also works on a variety of special projects and serves on the City’s Sustainability Team.

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        Courtney Kouzmanoff is responsible for budget preparation and execution, financial aspects of the Capital Improvements Plan, property tax levy, revenue projections, purchasing, and developing the City’s financial forecast. She also works on a variety of special projects and serves on the City’s Sustainability Team.

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          Financial Services Manager/City Accountant

          Carrie Siems

          Carrie Siems manages the Accounting Division which includes maintaining the general ledger accounting system, preparing financial reports, coordinating the annual audit, performing analysis of financial data, and managing the payroll functions for the City.

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          Carrie Siems manages the Accounting Division which includes maintaining the general ledger accounting system, preparing financial reports, coordinating the annual audit, performing analysis of financial data, and managing the payroll functions for the City.

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Finance Department

Contact Us

Finance Department

102 N. Neil St.
Champaign IL, 61820

217-403-8940

271-403-8995 (fax)

financedept@champaignil.gov