Category: City Manager’s Office News

Disability Awareness Month

City of Champaign’s Human Relation Commissioner Barb Bressner stopped by the City Building to decorate the display case in the atrium. The display case highlights Disability Awareness Month and their Music and Art Festival being held on Saturday, October 21st from 12-3 pm at Lincoln Square in Urbana. For more information on the Music and […]

Champaign Connection Episode 59 Airing Now Through November

Champaign Connection Episode 59 Airing Now Through November On this episode of Champaign Connection, it’s that time of year again! The fall yard waste collection season is upon us. Learn what to do with your fall yard waste and when Public Works will be in your neighborhood for pickup. Learn what to do with your […]

Trick or Treat hours for Halloween 2017

Customarily, both the City of Urbana and the City of Champaign join with the Champaign County Board in setting aside trick-or-treat hours. The Champaign County Board has approved specific rules/guidelines/hours regarding trick-or-treat hours, and both Urbana and Champaign have agreed to the following schedule: Halloween/Trick-or-Treat will be held on October 31, regardless of what day of the week it […]

Crime Reduction Strategies Discussed

Community Relations Manager Tracy Parsons and Deputy Police Chief Joe Gallo were featured presenters at the League of Women Voters monthly meeting on September 20. Staff provided the group with an overview of the Champaign Community Coalition and the CU Fresh Start initiative. There were several questions from the audience regarding community violence. Tracy Parsons […]

City Participates In 4th Annual Welcome Awards Celebration

The 4th Annual Welcome Awards was held on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at the Muslim American Society Center in Urbana. The award ceremony provided an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of local immigrants, while also celebrating international humanitarian relief and human rights advocacy provided through efforts of Champaign and Urbana residents. Mayor Feinen and Council […]

City Video Earns Award of Distinction

As reported earlier this summer, the City-produced video Body Cameras: CPD’s New Tool to Protect and Serve was recognized as a finalist for a national award from the City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA). On September 7, during 3CMA’s Annual Conference, the City was presented with an Award of Distinction (3rd place) in 3CMA’s prestigious Savvy […]

Community Relations, Welcoming Center Create Atrium Display for Welcoming Week

Gloria Yen and her team from the New American Welcoming Center stopped by the City Building to decorate the display case in the atrium. The New American Welcoming Center is housed at the University YMCA. The display case highlights welcoming week, which runs from September 15 to 24.  Please stop by the atrium to check […]

Council, City Manager’s Office Kicks off 2017 Champaign City Government 101 Academy

Neighborhood Coordination staff launched the third annual Champaign City Government 101 (CCG-101) Academy on Monday September 11. During the opening session, Council Members and staff from the City Manager’s Office (CMO), Mayor’s Office, and Community Relations provided an overview of their departmental goals and objectives.  They discussed the roles of CMO staff in the overall management […]

Community Relations Staff Attends Annual Meeting

Rachel Joy, Community Relations Manager/Compliance Officer, attended the Illinois Municipal Human Relations Association (IMHRA) annual meeting in Springfield, IL on Tuesday, September 14. The meeting was hosted by the Community Relations Office of the City of Springfield. Members discussed upcoming statewide Hate Crime training and received an overview of the new amendment to the Illinois […]

2017 Immigrant Welcome Award Recipients Announced

As co-sponsors of the 4th Annual Immigrant Welcome Award Ceremony, the Cities of Champaign and Urbana, the CU Immigration Forum, and the Urbana Free Library are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Immigrant Welcome Awards.  The award recipients will be honored during the Immigrant Welcome Award Ceremony and Celebration on September 23, 2017, at […]