On July 9, 2022, community members and City staff came together for a Community Violence Response Meeting at the Hays Recreation Center. CU Trauma and Resilience Initiative provided mental support, resources, and attendees received information about the Community Gun Violence Reduction Blueprint and the Neighborhood Ambassadors Program.
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 […]
As part of its continued focus on strategies to reduce gun violence in Champaign-Urbana, the Champaign Community Coalition is hosting a Special Community Meeting on Thursday, June 28, 2018. The meeting will be held at the Douglass Branch Library (504 East Grove Street, Champaign) from 6:00-8:00 pm. The Community Coalition invites everyone in our community to […]
Community Relations Manager Tracy Parsons served as the moderator for two Community Dialogue Meetings held on Monday, October 10 and Thursday, October 13. The meetings focused on the work of the Citizen Review Working Group to determine the need for a Civilian Review Board. The working group is comprised of community stakeholders and City staff, which […]
On July 7, nearly fifty people filled Council Chambers to hear the Library Director finalists make presentations and answer questions about why they are best suited for the job. The two finalists are Cynthia Fesemyer (Director, Columbus Public Library, Columbus, WI) and Donna Pittman (Interim Director and Development Director, Champaign Public Library). The event was televised […]