Category: City Manager’s Office News

Council, City Staff Attend Event for BOWA Construction

Mayor Feinen, Members of the City Council, and City Staff attended a meet and greet for BOWA Construction Group on Tuesday, February 13 at the iHotel & Conference Center. The event was held to provide Council and staff with information on the firm’s previous work projects and current projects in the Champaign-Urbana area, including projects for […]


Community Relations Manager Attends Conference

Community Relations Manager Attends Conference Tracy Parsons, Community Relations Manager and leadership from the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce and CU Cradle2Career attended the 2018 Illinois 60 by 25 Network Conference in Bloomington, IL on Tuesday February 6, 2018. The goal of the networks is to support communities to increase meaningful and equitable postsecondary attainment […]


Human Relation Commission Meeting

Human Relation Commission Meeting Jesse Rose from The Immigration Project spoke at the Human Relation Commission meeting on Monday, February 5, 2018. The Immigration Project is a legal aid organization based in Normal, Illinois, with a satellite office in Champaign. They provide direct legal services for immigrants residing in Central and Southern Illinois. The Immigration […]


Now Showing: Champaign Connection Episode 61

On this episode of Champaign Connection, new Neighborhood Services Director Kerri Wiman talks with host Rick Atterberry about the mission and goals of the Neighborhood Services Department. Find out how her plans and goals for the department will help enhance our communities.  Next, meet the new Finance Director Kay Nees.  We get to know Kay […]


Community Relations Manager Attends Kickoff for Fairness and Equality Campaign

Community Relations Manager Rachel Joy attended the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) kick off celebration for the Fairness and Equality Campaign.  The kick off event was held Thursday, February 1 at the Illinois State Library in partnership with the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum, as an opportunity to commemorate Black History […]


City Building Display Celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month is celebrated across the nation every February, and the City’s Community Relations Office has put together a display in the City Building’s atrium to highlight some of the many historical achievements of prominent African Americans. Members of the public are encouraged to stop by and check out the display.  The City Building is […]


Hoffman Awards Ceremony Now on CGTV

Hoffman Awards Ceremony Now on CGTV On October 26, 2017, CGTV was invited by the Champaign Fire Department to record the 3rd Annual Edward M. Hoffman Memorial Awards & Pinning Ceremony. The event honored Champaign Firefighters, Police Officers, Ambulance Services, and citizens that have given exemplary service to our community. Additionally. during the pinning ceremony, […]


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. […]