Items tagged: Jeff Hamilton

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) […]


Presentations to University Environmental Leadership Program

On January 12, 2024, Council Member Alicia Beck and Communications Manager Jeff Hamilton presented at the University of Illinois’ Environmental Leadership Program. Council Member Beck shared several tips for the group to consider when advocating for local policy changes, and Jeff provided an overview of the Council-Manager form of government and how policy issues are […]


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 […]


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 […]


City Staff Presents to Environmental Leadership Program

On February 17, 2023, Communications Manager Jeff Hamilton spoke with students enrolled in the University of Illinois’ Environmental Leadership Program. The presentation featured an overview of the Council-Manager form of government and policy development at the local level. Approximately 25 students attended in person and more attended via Zoom. The students were engaged and asked […]


City Staffer Presents at ILCMA Winter Conference

On February 9, 2023, Communications Manager Jeff Hamilton participated in a panel presentation at the Illinois City/County Management Association’s (ILCMA) Winter Conference in Normal, Illinois. The presentation titled “Don’t Get Bitten by the Social Media Beast” provided tips about how local governments can use social media to better engage with residents. The panel shared information […]


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 Staff Presents at University of Illinois’ Environmental Leadership Program

On February 25, 2022, Communications Manager Jeff Hamilton (City Manager’s Office) presented to a hybrid in-person/virtual class participating in the Environmental Leadership Program sponsored by the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment at the University of Illinois. The program was developed to educate and encourage students to become more involved in the development of public […]