Items tagged: Champaign Spotlight

New Episode of Champaign Spotlight features Rob Kowalski

Dive into the latest episode of Champaign Spotlight, where we sit down with Neighborhood Services Director Rob Kowalski. Communications Manager Jeff Hamilton first talks with Rob about his background and what kept him in Champaign after attending the University of Illinois. Then we dig in to learn more about the pivotal role the Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) […]


Library’s Business Services Featured in New Episode of Champaign Spotlight

Ready to take your business to the next level? Find out how the Champaign Public Library can help in the latest episode of Champaign Spotlight! In this new episode Communications Manager Jeff Hamilton speaks with Adult Services Manager Jordan Neal to learn about the treasure trove of resources the library has for local businesses. Discover how […]


Empowering Equity & Inclusion in Business: A Conversation with Janel Gomez

In a new episode of Champaign Spotlight, Communications Manager Jeff Hamilton chats with Community Relations Manager and Compliance Officer Janel Gomez. Learn about Janel’s vital work helping others in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Division of the Equity and Engagement Department. She also explains the importance of the City’s Equal Opportunity in Purchasing Ordinance then […]


Empowering Small Businesses in Champaign: A Conversation with T.J. Blakeman

Are you looking to start or grow your business? The City of Champaign is here to help! In the latest episode of Champaign Spotlight, T.J. Blakeman (Senior Planner for Economic Development) shares information with budding entrepreneurs about City services and programs available to help make their businesses successful. Learn how your business can benefit from […]


New Episode of Champaign Spotlight Features City Attorney Thomas Yu

The City is thrilled to present the latest addition to our Champaign Spotlight series with a new episode featuring City Attorney Thomas Yu. Join us as he shares insights about his experience in the legal profession and the extraordinary team he leads. Hear some behind-the-scenes stories that shaped our City’s history. Gain valuable perspective on […]


New Episode of Champaign Spotlight Features Khalil Zaied

The latest episode of the City’s talk show Champaign Spotlight debuted March 31, 2023 and features a conversation with the City’s new Public Works Director – Khalil Zaied. Communications Manager Jeff Hamilton had the chance to sit down with Mr. Zaied to learn more about his background and previous work experiences. Mr. Zaied also explains […]


New Episode of Champaign Spotlight Features Chief of Police Timothy T. Tyler

The City’s video magazine show, Champaign Spotlight, puts the spotlight on the people, programs, and events of the City of Champaign. The latest episode debuted this week and features an interview by Communications Manager Jeff Hamilton with Chief of Police Timothy T. Tyler. Chief Tyler shares some details about his amazing career before joining the […]


New Champaign Spotlight Features Library Director Brittany Millington

The City’s video magazine show, Champaign Spotlight, puts the spotlight on the people, programs, and events of the City of Champaign. The latest episode features an interview with Library Director Brittany Millington. Brittany shares a little about her path to her current position and then talks about all of the programs and services that make […]


New Champaign Spotlight Features Rachel Joy

The City’s video magazine show, Champaign Spotlight, is back! Each episode of the show puts the spotlight on the people, programs, and events of the City of Champaign. The latest episode features Communications Manager Jeff Hamilton interviewing Equity and Engagement Director Rachel Joy.  Rachel first shares how the department was formed to meet the needs […]


City Launches New Video Magazine Show – Champaign Spotlight

On February 28, 2020, the City’s new video magazine show – Champaign Spotlight – started airing on CGTV.  This show features a new host (Alison Davis Wood) and replaces the award-winning Champaign Connection which the City had produced since 2008. Each episode of the new show will put the spotlight on the people, programs, and […]