Meet the Staff

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    Neighborhood Services Director

    Kerri Wiman

    Kerri Wiman has been the Neighborhood Services Director for the City of Champaign since November 2017. As the Neighborhood Services Director, she manages and coordinates all activities and staff of the Neighborhood Services Department, including a variety of community development and housing programs, property maintenance and fire prevention code enforcement, and neighborhood organizing and citizen outreach activities. Ms. Wiman also provides leadership for interdepartmental efforts to deliver neighborhood-based services. Ms. Wiman has more than 24

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    Kerri Wiman has been the Neighborhood Services Director for the City of Champaign since November 2017. As the Neighborhood Services Director, she manages and coordinates all activities and staff of the Neighborhood Services Department, including a variety of community development and housing programs, property maintenance and fire prevention code enforcement, and neighborhood organizing and citizen outreach activities. Ms. Wiman also provides leadership for interdepartmental efforts to deliver neighborhood-based services.

    Ms. Wiman has more than 24 years of community development experience through her work in municipal government and the banking industry. Her career profile includes mortgage lending, community reinvestment, and grant compliance. Prior to her employment with the City of Champaign, Ms. Wiman worked for the Village of Rantoul and the City of Urbana and covered the central/northern regions of Illinois for a national bank.

    Ms. Wiman holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Illinois at Springfield and a Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

    She is also a member of the International City/County Management Association.

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    Neighborhood Programs Manager

    Jennifer Carlson

    Jennifer Carlson’s main areas of focus include: plan, budget, and monitor the use of federal, state and private grant funding for the administration of affordable housing and community development programs on behalf of the City; implement the City’s neighborhood revitalization plans.

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    Jennifer Carlson’s main areas of focus include: plan, budget, and monitor the use of federal, state and private grant funding for the administration of affordable housing and community development programs on behalf of the City; implement the City’s neighborhood revitalization plans.

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      Acting Code Compliance Manager

      Tim Spear

      Tim Spear’s main area of focus is managing all the activities of the Neighborhood Code Compliance Division. Neighborhood Code Compliance is responsible for property maintenance activities including systematic multifamily common area inspections, University of Illinois Private Certified Housing inspections, tenant inspection requests for rental property, exterior housing property maintenance, vacant

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      Tim Spear’s main area of focus is managing all the activities of the Neighborhood Code Compliance Division. Neighborhood Code Compliance is responsible for property maintenance activities including systematic multifamily common area inspections, University of Illinois Private Certified Housing inspections, tenant inspection requests for rental property, exterior housing property maintenance, vacant nuisance residential buildings enforcement, nuisance inspections and abatement activities.

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        Neighborhood Coordinator

        John Ruffin

        John Ruffin’s main areas of focus include: resident education and outreach, coordination of interdepartmental efforts to solve neighborhood problems, organizing neighborhoods, and promoting neighborhood self-help programs to address community priorities.

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        John Ruffin’s main areas of focus include: resident education and outreach, coordination of interdepartmental efforts to solve neighborhood problems, organizing neighborhoods, and promoting neighborhood self-help programs to address community priorities.

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Neighborhood Services Department

Contact Us

Neighborhood Services Department

102 N. Neil St.
Champaign IL, 61820

217-403-7070

271-403-7090 (fax)

neighborhoodservices@champaignil.gov