Category: City Manager’s Office News

Announcing the Award Recipients for the 2018 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana, Champaign County, Parkland College, and the University of Illinois are proud to announce the award recipients for the 17th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration.  In keeping with this year’s theme “50 Years Past, 50 Years Forward…Our Future Dreamers,” the Committee focused on the achievements of youth […]

MLK Countywide Celebration – January 12

The City’s Community Relations Office invites the public to attend the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration and Awards on Friday, January 12, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. at Vineyard Church (1500 N. Lincoln Ave., Urbana).  This year’s program will celebrate and honor outstanding youth in our community.  Learn more.

New Panels, Human Relations Commission Attend Meet and Greet Reception

Staff from the Community Relations Office hosted a meet and greet reception for Human Relations Commissioners(HRC), Citizen Review Subcommittee members, and the Use of Force Review Board to celebrate the end of their training. Staff in attendance included Assistant City Attorney Laura Hall, Deputy Chiefs Troy Daniels, Dave Shaffer, Joe Gallo and Lt. Tod Myers. […]

28th Annual Awards Luncheon Honors Staff Achievements and Years of Dedicated Service

On November 15, 2017, the City held its annual Employee Award and Service Recognition Luncheon at the Round Barn Banquet Center. Mayor Deb Feinen provided opening remarks and thanked staff for their service and dedication to our community. City Manager Dorothy David then announced the individual and team award winners. Eighteen individual award winners were […]

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Countywide Celebration to be held on January 12, 2018

The 2018 Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Countywide Celebration will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. This annual event is being held at the Vineyard Church, 1500 N. Lincoln Avenue, in Urbana. As always, this event is free and open to the public and will feature a presentation of awards and […]

Human Relations Commissioners Attend Expungement Summit

Champaign’s Human Relations Commissioners attended the Expungement and Record Sealing Summit at Stone Creek Church in Urbana on October 21, 2017. During this event, a Resource and Job Fair was also available to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Commissioners provided information about Champaign’s Human Rights Ordinance. 170 individuals attended the Summit and […]

City of Champaign Announces Neighborhood Services Director Appointment

Champaign City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced today that Kerri Wiman, currently the City’s Neighborhood Programs Manager, has been promoted to the position of Neighborhood Services Director effective November 6, 2017. Ms. Wiman has served in the City of Champaign’s Neighborhood Services Department for nearly 18 years. She was hired as the City’s Housing Program […]

City Building Display Case Promotes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Staff from Courage Connection assisted staff from the Community Relations Office to decorate the display case in the City Building Atrium this month. The display case highlights a calendar of events being held by the organization as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, including a Candlelight Vigil being held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, October […]

City Receives High Marks for Inclusive Policies

The Human Rights Campaign issues an annual Municipal Equality Index (MEI) score for hundreds of cities across the country.  The MEI measures how inclusive municipal policies, laws, and services are for LGBTQ individuals working and living there.  Champaign was one of 506 cities scored during the 2017 MEI and one of nine cities in Illinois.  Champaign ranked in the top […]

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 […]