Category: City Manager’s Office News

City Staffer Lends Expertise to Poverty Panel

Tracy Parsons, Community Relations Manager and Community Coalition Facilitator, served as a subject matter expert on a panel hosted by the Illinois Commission on the Elimination of Poverty, Heartland Alliance, and the Eastern Illinois Food Bank. At the event, Heartland Alliance presented the 2017 report on Illinois poverty with a focus on the intersection of […]

Human Relations Commission Honors First Youth Commissioner

The Human Relations Commission (HRC) honored the service of the City of Champaign’s first Youth Commissioner on Monday, June 5. The reception was held immediately following the Commission’s regular monthly meeting. Commissioner Ebony Shackelford recently graduated from Central High School and plans to attend Parkland College, enrolling in their Parkland Pathway program. He has an […]

City of Champaign to Celebrate Public Service Recognition Week May 7-13

  The City of Champaign will proudly celebrate Public Service Recognition Week May 7-13 in several exciting ways.  A national event, Public Service Recognition Week honors the men and women who serve our country at the local, county, state, and federal level. The City will use this opportunity to honor our employees for their hard […]

Community Relations Office Hosts Association Quarterly Meeting

CRO Hosts Quarterly Association Meeting The Community Relations Office hosted the Illinois Municipal Human Relations Association (IMHRA) quarterly meeting on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.  The quarterly meeting attendees included the City of Springfield, City of Normal, City of Urbana, City of Danville, City of Peoria, the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) personnel which included […]

The MTD Comes to CGTV

On April 26, 2017, the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD), in partnership with the City of Champaign, rolled out its first live telecast of the MTD Board of Trustees meeting on CGTV. The meeting was also streamed live on the City’s website. MTD’s Board of Trustees meetings are regularly held on the last Wednesday of […]

Community Relations Staff Attends Parkland Diversity Resource Fair

Rachel Joy, Community Relations Manager & Compliance Officer, joined nine other agencies to participate in Parkland College’s Inaugural Diversity Resource Fair. The fair was held on April 26 in the atrium of the Student Union. It was available for students to gather information on resources in the community related to inclusion and diversity. The Community Relations […]

City Hosts Forum With Media Representatives

On April 12, 2017, the City’s Communications Advisory Committee (CAC) hosted a meet-and-greet event between City leaders and members of the local media.  Communications Manager Jeff Hamilton facilitated the meeting, which was undertaken as a way to strengthen the City’s relationship with local media outlets.  Fourteen members of the local media from nine different organizations attended. […]

Board & Commission Webpages Get a Makeover

On April 3, the newly redesigned Board and Commission webpages went live to the public.  Incorporating a colorful new design, each Board/Commission page includes a large banner image, information about the Board/Commission, and contact information for its members.  Improvements to the website backend also makes updating the pages faster, easier, and more consistent. Before    […]

CU Fresh Start Holds Second Call-In to Address Gun Violence

CU Fresh Start held its second Call-In meeting on March 9, 2017. At the Call-In, law enforcement representatives, community members and social service providers met face-to-face with eleven individuals who are known to be involved in local gun-related incidents and shootings. The message was clear and direct – “The gun violence in our community must […]