Category: City Manager’s Office News

New Episode of Champaign Connection

On the latest of episode of Champaign Connection: After enduring more than 100 cold days in January (ok, it just seemed like January would never end) summer is finally here which means construction season is in full swing.  City Engineer Dave Clark shares the latest updates about MCORE, Downtown construction, and various road and sidewalk […]


Community Relations Office Wants to Hear How You’re Marking Pride Month

The Community Relations Office (CRO) encourages everyone to celebrate National Pride Month! To mark the month, CRO is hosting a special drawing, and they would like to hear your plans! To enter the CRO Pride Month drawing, email Ashley Stickels (ashley.stickels@champaignil.gov) telling her how you are celebrating through words or photos. Alternatively, you can email […]


City Building Atrium Display Case Highlights Emergency Preparedness Week

This week, staff from the Community Relations Office decorated the City Building Atrium display case for June’s National Safety Month. The display case highlights Emergency Preparedness week, June 3-9. Stop by the display case to get great information on emergency preparedness and home preparation. For more information about National Safety Month, click here. A special […]


CGTV Online Gets a Makeover

On May 17, 2018, the City’s Communications Division launched the new and improved CGTV Online.  The new website is powered by new hardware and a new service provider and should result in a more reliable live stream of CGTV’s high-definition programming.  The new website has a responsive, modern design that also displays better on mobile devices.  […]


City Serves as Judging Site For National Video Competition

Each year, the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) hosts the Government Programming Awards (GPA) and judges the video production work of the best public, education, and government access channels in the nation. To handle the large volume of competition entries, NATOA seeks help from its member organizations to serve as judging sites for this prestigious competition.  The City of […]


City Display Case Marks Building Safety Month

Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign celebrated by jurisdictions worldwide during the month of May to help individuals, families, and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures. The campaign reinforces the need for the adoption of modern, regularly-updated building codes, a strong and efficient system of code enforcement, and a well-trained, professional […]


New Online Staff Directory

On April 16, 2018, a new online staff directory feature was added to the City’s website. This new, searchable directory includes contact information for staff and displays employees by Department/Division.  The directory includes staff names, job titles, phone numbers, and email addresses, making it easier than ever to contact City staff. Check out the City […]


City Staff, Human Relations Commissioner Attend DisABILITY Resource Expo

Staff from the Community Relations Office set up a booth at the DisABILITY Resource Expo on Saturday April 7. Community Relations Manager Rachel Joy and Administrative Assistant Ashley Stickels were in attendance. The event was held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Vineyard Church in Urbana. Human Relations Commissioner Alissia Young volunteered at the booth as […]