Category: City Manager’s Office News

City of Champaign Welcomes Public Input on Council Goal Setting

The Champaign City Council will meet in September to discuss their goals for 2017-2019, and the public is encouraged to share its thoughts and ideas to help guide the discussion.  Every two years the City Council identifies a set of goals, which the City Manager and Executive Staff use to set priorities, direct work activities, […]


Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards to be Included in Immigrant Welcome Award Ceremony

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana are excited to announce a new collaboration with the CU Immigration Forum to co-sponsor the Immigrant Welcome Award Ceremony and Celebration. The event will be held September 23, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at the Muslim American Society Center (2011 Brownfield Rd, Urbana). This event is free and open to […]


City Staff Gives Supplies, Gathers Ideas at CU Days

The Community Relations Office (CRO) participated in a community resource fair at CU Days, which was held at Douglass Park on Saturday, August 12. Dozens of families visiting the City resource booth received school supplies, information from several City departments, and a variety of City-branded giveaway items including cloth bags, t-shirts, seed packets, tubes of […]


New Methods to Promote City’s Online Auctions

The City Manager’s Office and Public Works Department recently collaborated on new ways to promote the City’s online auctions to the public.  Public Works frequently uses eBay to sell used vehicles and equipment, but was seeking a better way to promote these auctions to the public.  With assistance from the Communications Division, online auction posts […]


Body Camera Video a National Award Finalist

Earlier this year, staff from the Champaign Police Department and City Manager’s Office collaborated to produce a video to educate the public about the rollout of officer-worn body cameras. Shortly after its public debut, the Communications Division entered the video into the City-County Communications & Marketing Association’s (3CMA) 2017 Savvy Awards – a national competition […]


Mayor’s Video Earns National Award

The City-produced video A Welcome from Mayor Feinen was recently awarded an Honorable Mention award in the 2017 Government Programming Awards sponsored by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). Public, education, and government access stations from across the country enter their best work into this annual competition, and CGTV is honored to once again be […]


City Staffer Lends Expertise to Poverty Panel

Tracy Parsons, Community Relations Manager and Community Coalition Facilitator, served as a subject matter expert on a panel hosted by the Illinois Commission on the Elimination of Poverty, Heartland Alliance, and the Eastern Illinois Food Bank. At the event, Heartland Alliance presented the 2017 report on Illinois poverty with a focus on the intersection of […]


Human Relations Commission Honors First Youth Commissioner

The Human Relations Commission (HRC) honored the service of the City of Champaign’s first Youth Commissioner on Monday, June 5. The reception was held immediately following the Commission’s regular monthly meeting. Commissioner Ebony Shackelford recently graduated from Central High School and plans to attend Parkland College, enrolling in their Parkland Pathway program. He has an […]


City of Champaign to Celebrate Public Service Recognition Week May 7-13

  The City of Champaign will proudly celebrate Public Service Recognition Week May 7-13 in several exciting ways.  A national event, Public Service Recognition Week honors the men and women who serve our country at the local, county, state, and federal level. The City will use this opportunity to honor our employees for their hard […]


Community Relations Office Hosts Association Quarterly Meeting

CRO Hosts Quarterly Association Meeting The Community Relations Office hosted the Illinois Municipal Human Relations Association (IMHRA) quarterly meeting on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.  The quarterly meeting attendees included the City of Springfield, City of Normal, City of Urbana, City of Danville, City of Peoria, the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) personnel which included […]