STAR Leadership Institute/STAR Awards Expo

The Quarterly STAR Leadership Institute will be held March 31, 2012 at the Champaign Public Library from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Participants will engage in dynamic workshops on the City’s 2012-13 budget process and how citizens can be involved; Intelligence-led Policing as a crime prevention strategy for neighborhoods; and property maintenance ordinances and how the City can partner with neighbors to maintain neighborhood livability. Register early as seating is limited!

The STAR Awards Expo will be held May 18, 2012, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the I-Hotel. Neighborhood Services is excited about building on the success of last year with sponsoring partners WCIA 3, Busey Bank, the University Of Illinois Office Of Public Engagement and most importantly, the Community!

The nomination period for the STAR Awards Expo will be from March 1, 2012-April 2, 2012. Nominations will be accepted in eight categories for those individuals and organizations that have performed exemplary deeds to promote neighborhood and community wellness. The nominees and award recipients will be recognized at the annual STAR Awards Expo. In the past two years, we have recognized 78 people in our community who were willing to contribute time, talents, resources and energy to better our community.

To register for the STAR Leadership Institute, to submit a STAR nomination, or for more information, please visit or contact Neighborhood Services at 403-7070.