Items tagged: Tracy Parsons

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 […]


Community Coalition Work

Community Coalition Work Community Relations Manager, Tracy Parsons, staffed a table at the Champaign Central vs. Danville High School basketball game on January 8. The purpose of the table was to help community members fill out Neighborhood Needs Assessment forms. These surveys are an initiative of the Community Coalition’s Community Violence Response Task Force and […]


Next Champaign Community Coalition Meeting to Focus on Race Relations

The Champaign Community Coalition encourages the public to attend their next monthly meeting and to engage in a meaningful conversation about race and race relations.  The meeting will feature speaker Kelly Wickham Hurst, who is a National Organizer and Trainer for Crossroads Antiracism Organizing and Training, where she facilitates conversations and learning about anti-racism, critical […]


Community Coalition Packs the House for Special Meeting

Tracy Parsons (City of Champaign’s Community Relations Manager) hosted a special meeting of the Community Coalition on June 28, 2018, at the Douglass Branch Library.  The meeting was organized to address the recent incidents of gun violence over the last several weekends. The meeting focused on three areas: concerns, strengths and actions. Vacellia Clark (City […]


City Staff Attend Training To Enhance Goals of Community Coalition

City Staff Attend Training To Enhance Goals of Community Coalition Joan Walls, Deputy City Manager; Tracy Parsons, Community Relations Manager; and Anthony Cobb, Police Chief, traveled to Chicago on Wednesday March 21 to attend a workshop around the Violence Reduction Assessment Tool (VRAT). The VRAT is a planning and support instrument that allows communities to […]


Community Relations Manager Attends Conference

Community Relations Manager Attends Conference Tracy Parsons, Community Relations Manager and leadership from the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce and CU Cradle2Career attended the 2018 Illinois 60 by 25 Network Conference in Bloomington, IL on Tuesday February 6, 2018. The goal of the networks is to support communities to increase meaningful and equitable postsecondary attainment […]