Items tagged: ECHO

City Hosts Flag Day Celebration and Citizenship Fair

City Hosts Flag Day Celebration and Citizenship Fair The Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights (ECHO) & the University YMCA New American Welcome Center co-hosted the National Flag Day & Citizenship Fair on June 14. Mayor Feinen provided a welcome speech to kick off the celebration. This event was free, family-friendly, and open to […]


City, Library Host Second CDAP Workshop

The Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights & Launch at the Library co-hosted the second Workshop for the Champaign Diversity Advancement Program (CDAP) on Thursday, June 13 at the Champaign Public Library. The workshop was held to encourage participation and provide assistance to minority-owned and disadvantaged businesses as they registered for the program. Thanks […]


City Staff Presents CDAP at Local AWPA Meeting

On April 18, Community Relations Manager and Compliance Officer Rachel Joy gave a presentation on the Champaign Diversity Advancement Program (CDAP) to a meeting of the American Public Works Association (APWA) Illinois Chapter – Prairie Branch. The meeting was held at Farnsworth Group in Champaign. CDAP encourages City departments, contractors, and other vendors doing business […]


City Staff Attends Census Summit in Springfield

Rachel Joy, Community Relations Manager/Compliance Officer, attended the Census 2020 IL “Count Me in” Summit in Springfield. The April 3 summit announced 42 grantees across the State of Illinois who will receive funds to target hard to count populations by increasing marketing and outreach and developing creative strategies to ensure the removal of barriers to […]


Mayor Feinen, City Manager’s Office Celebrate International Women’s Day

(Pictured, L to R) Administrative Assistant Ashley Stickels, Administrative Assistant Carrie Brown, Community Relations Manager Rachel Joy, Deputy City Manager Joan Walls, City Manager Dorothy Ann David, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen, and Administrative Assistant Darian Burow. Mayor Feinen joined staff from the City Manager’s Office for a photograph marking International Women’s Day, March 8. The […]


Atrium Display Case Decorated for National Women’s History Month

Staff from the Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights decorated the Atrium display case to celebrate National Women’s History Month in March. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence.” For more information on the month, visit: https://nationalwomenshistoryalliance.org/2019-theme-and-nomination/ Be sure to stop in and see the display throughout […]


Community Relations Manager Attends Decatur Event, Shares Information on CDAP

Rachel Joy, Community Relations Manager/Compliance Officer presented to the Metro Black Chamber of Commerce in Decatur, IL during a general meeting. The focus of the presentation was around the Champaign Diversity Advancement Program (CDAP).  The discussion included information on the importance of a local certification model, goal setting and working collectively with the community on […]


CU Fresh Start Holds First Call In Event of 2019

Staff from the Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights staff hosted a CU Fresh Start Call In on Thursday, February 21, at the Illinois Terminal. This was an event where local law enforcement and community leaders “call in” a group of participants to share about the effects of gun violence within our community. Around […]


Community Relations Manager Speaks at YMCA Lecture Series

Community Relations Manager Tracy Parsons was the kick off speaker for the YMCA of the University of Illinois Friday Forum Lecture Series “RESIST: Building a Culture of Nonviolence.” Parsons discussed the state of community violence locally and what Champaign is doing to address community safety. There were 80 people in attendance. For information about the Spring 2019 […]


City Recognizes Black History Month

City Recognizes Black History Month with Atrium Display Black history month is celebrated in February nation-wide. Staff from the Office of Equity, Community, and Human Rights (ECHO) put together a display, in the atrium of the City Building, highlighting historical and great African Americans. The ECHO staff invites the public to stop by the City […]