Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

Neighborhood Services Department Attends Resource Fair

The City of Champaign’s Neighborhood Services Department attended the National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID) resource fair and dinner at Garden Hills on February 12.  Over 50 families attended the event where 20 vendors presented information and resources for families with children.  Neighborhood Programs Division staff handed out information on the Champaign Coalition, CommUnity […]


City of Champaign and Champaign Park District Announce New Community Award Program

The City of Champaign and the Champaign Park District are proud to announce a new partnership to honor those working tirelessly to improve our neighborhoods, parks, and community. The Champaign STAR Awards is an exciting new merger of the City’s STAR Awards and the Park District’s Champaign Park Honors programs.  STAR stands for “Service Together […]


2018 STAR Awards – Call for Nominations

The City of Champaign Neighborhood Services Department is proud to announce a call to the public for STAR Awards nominations. The STAR Awards program encourages the public to recognize those exceptional individuals or groups of individuals who volunteer their time, talents, resources and energy to assist in our neighborhoods and community. Nominations are made by […]


City of Champaign Reminder of Sidewalk Snow Removal for Campus and Downtown

With winter weather approaching, the City of Champaign would like to remind owners of properties located within the University District and the Downtown area that they are responsible for removing snow, ice, sleet or freezing rain from the sidewalks adjacent to their properties. The ordinance applies when accumulations are 2” or greater. The City of […]


Residential Exterior Rehabilitation Program

The City has closed on its first four Residential Exterior Rehab Projects. Additionally, there are six other homes approved and in process of closing and ten additional in the application pipeline. The first four homes are all located in the Garden Hills Neighborhood and include two garage repairs, a new roof, and a new driveway. […]


City Applies for Illinois Housing Development Authority Abandoned Property Program Grant

The Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) applied to the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) for $75,000 in their recent Round 3 Funding Cycle. The purpose of the grant program is to use funding in the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund for costs incurred for the securing, maintenance, and demolition of abandoned residential properties. The funding […]


Bristol Demolition Update

The structure at 110 E. Bellefontaine was demolished this week. Family members and friends of the Apostolic Faith Church came out to view the demolition of their old church. The contractor allowed members to view the church before he demolished the building. Although this was bittersweet for the family members and friends, they told stories and reminisced about […]


Champaign City Government 101 Graduation Celebration

Graduates of the 2017 Academy of Champaign City Government 101(CCG-101) were recognized during a graduation celebration held on Tuesday, December 5. The celebration began with a dinner reception for CCG-101 students, the Mayor, City Council, and staff. Information on City Boards and Commissions was available to the students, as there are several CCG-101 alumni who […]


Fire Damaged Vehicles Towed

In August 2017, the Neighborhood Services Code Compliance Division cited four vehicles for being unregistered and not parked on an improved surface on a vacant lot. The violation notice also referenced that the three buses could not be parked on the property due to the City’s Zoning Ordinance. The owner of the vehicles contacted Inspector […]


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 […]