Items tagged: community engagement

Eisner Park CommYOUnity Block Party

On August 18, 2022, the Neighborhood Services Department closed their CommYOUnity – It Takes You To Make It Work! Campaign with a neighborhood  block party at Eisner Park. More than 100 neighbors enjoyed an evening of food, games, and music. Resource and information vendors included representatives from the Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, the Champaign […]


Neighborhood Services Hosts CommYOUnity Block Party at Turnberry Ridge Park

On August 11, 2022, the Neighborhood Services Department hosted a neighborhood based CommYOUnity block party at Turnberry Ridge Park. Employees from the Equity and Engagement Department also assisted with the event. There were backpacks with supplies given to 125 kids. More than 150 neighbors enjoyed an evening of food and games, as well music provided […]


Champaign Police Announces Return of “Coffee with a Cop”

CHAMPAIGN – The Champaign Police Department has announced the return of a popular community engagement series, Coffee with a Cop. These events offer a unique opportunity for residents to meet with police officers to ask questions, voice concerns and to get to know one another better through casual conversation. The coffee is complimentary for those […]


Community Meetings Held for Public Works Director and Police Chief Recruitments

The City Manager’s Office hosted seven public meetings between August 4-14, 2021, in order to gather public input regarding the recruitment of the City’s next Public Works Director and Chief of Police. Attendees were able to provide their feedback and suggestions directly to City Manager Dorothy David through meaningful, facilitated discussions. Tracy Parsons (Community Relations […]


ARP Community Engagement Events Were a Hit!

On August 10, 2021, the City hosted two Community Engagement Activities where the community provided input on how to best utilize the $25.2 million in Federal funding the City is receiving through the American Rescue Plan (ARP). Finance Director Kay Nees started off the events by proving a brief presentation about the funding objectives and […]


Lovin’ U Campaign Tour is Rollin’

On August 2, the Neighborhood Services Department in, partnership with the Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights, kicked of its Lovin U’ tour with the first of a series of neighborhood-based block parties in the Garden Hills Neighborhood.  The Lovin’ U campaign is designed to proactively engage neighborhoods throughout the city with resources and […]


Public Invited to Attend Events and Provide Input on Utilization of American Rescue Plan Grant Funding

The City of Champaign encourages residents to join us for a fun Community Engagement Activity on August 10, 2021, and to provide feedback and suggestions on how the City can best utilize the $25.2 million in Federal funding the City is receiving through the American Rescue Plan. The first Community Engagement Activity starts at 5:30 […]


City of Champaign Announces Dates for Lovin’ U Block Parties

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce the Lovin’ U Campaign of block parties and community engagement events starting August 2 and lasting through September 1, 2021. The Lovin’ U Campaign is being put on by the City’s Neighborhood Services Department in partnership with the Champaign County Community Coalition and the Hip-Hop Xpress. Each […]