Category: City Manager’s Office News

News Release: Fire Chief Interviews Scheduled

FIRE CHIEF INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED After a nationwide search, the City of Champaign has selected three (3) finalists to be interviewed for the position of Fire Chief.  The three (3) finalists will be interviewed March 10 and 11, 2014.   The finalists are: Greg Main, currently serving as District Fire Chief for the Evansville, Indiana Fire…
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The Champaign Insider – The First Edition & Sign-Up Information

The City of Champaign is proud to launch its first e-newsletter, designed to help openly share information about City actions, events, and decisions with the Champaign public in an effort to be a more honest, transparent government. City leaders have heard the requests to increase transparency and share more information with our citizens. The City…
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City Launches ‘The Champaign Insider’ Monthly Electronic Newsletter

The City of Champaign is excited to announce The Champaign Insider, an electronic newsletter – will launch on March 1, 2014. During City Council Goal Setting sessions and through other methods of citizen engagement, City leaders heard requests to increase transparency and share more information. The City believes The Champaign Insider will serve as a…
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Emergency Order Pertaining to Liquor Sales During Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day

I, Don Gerard, in my capacity as the Liquor Commissioner for the City of Champaign, Illinois, and pursuant to authority granted me in Section 5-91 (9) of the Champaign Municipal Code, 1985 as amended, entitled “Emergency powers,” do hereby find that there may be a threat to the public health, safety and welfare from activities…
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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration

The 13th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration was held on Friday, January 17, 2014 at Hilton Garden Inn. The theme this year was, “A Future Filled with Fast and Marvelous Opportunities”.  This commemorative annual event is dedicated to recognizing excellence in community service and humanitarianism by individuals and organizations in our…
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City Council Finalizes Vision and Goals for 2013-2015

Council Members adopted a resolution outlining the most recently updated Vision and Goals at the regular Council meeting on January 7, 2014. The City Council sets the vision for the City and adopts goals to reflect that vision and guide decision-making at all levels of City government.  The goal setting process builds Council consensus on…
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City Buildings Closed Monday January 6, 2014 due to Severe Weather

The City Building will be closed Monday, January 6 due to the anticipated inclement weather conditions. We anticipate opening again at 8:00 am, Tuesday, January 7. If you need information about weather-related conditions or the City’s response, please tune into CGTV-Champaign Government television on Comcast Cable Channel 5, WDWS Radio AM 1400, or other local…
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2014 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration

The cities of Champaign and Urbana, Champaign County Board, Parkland College and the University of Illinois would like to invite you to attend the 13th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration on Friday, January 17, 2014, 4 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 South Neil Street, Champaign. This year’s theme is: “A…
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Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards

The 2013 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the I Hotel & Conference Center and was attended by over 130 people. The 2013 Award Recipients were:  Entertainment provided by: Nathaniel Banks & Friends Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre Joao Grande Asian American Cultural Center Exhibit Xiaokang Tang Sponsors:…
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Workforce Diversity

The Community Relations Office and the Public Works Department are continuing efforts to increase the number of minority and female contractors and workforce diversity on City projects.  The City departments partnered to host a Minority/Majority Contracting Luncheon on Thursday, August 29th.  In attendance were Mayor Don Gerard, Councilman Will Kyles, City staff and minority/majority owned…
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