Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

CommUnity Matters Spring Fling Event Planning

Neighborhood Services Department staff met with the CommUnity Matters partners to finalize the event planning for the 2016 Spring Fling Community Resource Fair.  The event will be held at the Douglass Center and Douglass Park on Monday, May 16 from 5 to 7 pm.  The purpose of this event is to provide an opportunity for […]

Homeowner Association Engagement Summit

The Neighborhood Services Department (NSD), in collaboration with the Ironwood Homeowner Association, hosted the first quarterly meeting of Homeowner Association (HOA) Leaders.  The goal of this new initiative is to create an environment where NSD can provide technical support and advice and HOA leaders can meet and provide peer-to-peer sharing related to issues of common […]

Operation HOPE – University of Illinois Visit Day

Neighborhood Services Department staff attended the University of Illinois’ College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) visit day with 60 high school students who participate in the Operation HOPE program at Central and Centennial High Schools. The visit included a tour of campus, meetings with admissions and career programming deans in the College of Liberal Arts and […]

Vacant Structure Secured After Open to Intrusion

On February 22, Property Maintenance Inspector Susan Jones was doing a routine check on the vacant structure in the 700 block of West Vine Street and found it open to intrusion.  The home had previously been declared condemned in October 2015 due to a lack of electrical service.  At that time, the City found 3-4 individuals living […]

Housing Authority of Champaign County Board Meeting

During the February 25 regular board meeting, the Housing Authority of Champaign County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved extending the Bristol Place Phase I Intergovernmental Agreement.  This extension is for one year with the original terms of the agreement still in place.

“Spirit of Caring” Award

On Friday, February 26, the United Way recognized members of the Emergency Shelter for Families (ESF) Steering Team with a “Spirit of Caring” award at their 92nd Annual Meeting & Celebration at the I-Hotel and Conference Center.  The United Way honored the group for the work on the Emergency Shelter for Families Steering Team over […]

Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor Training

Jean Algee, Community Development Specialist, attended a five day certification class for Asbestos Contractors/Supervisors on February 22-26 in Springfield, IL. The class included topics such as the background of Asbestos, Health Effects, Worker Protection, Respirator training, Insurance and Liability issues, Abatement Procedures, Safety Hazards, and Regulatory Requirements. Jean participated in constructing a containment unit and […]

Keep Champaign Beautiful Program Earns National Award

Keep Champaign Beautiful received the 2015 Keep America Beautiful (KAB) President Circle Award recognition at Keep America Beautiful’s recent National Conference in Orlando, Florida. The President’s Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance made by certified affiliates of the national nonprofit in creating clean, green and beautiful communities. The KAB National Conference brought together more than 350 […]

Community Reinvestment Group

The Community Reinvestment Group kicked off the new year with a new monthly date and meeting location. The group, comprised of banks, local government and nonprofit housing providers, will meet the second Wednesday of the month at the Parkland Business Development Center. The City of Champaign previously hosted this group each month over the past […]