Category: City Manager’s Office News

Human Relations Commissioners Attend Expungement Summit

Champaign’s Human Relations Commissioners attended the Expungement and Record Sealing Summit at Stone Creek Church in Urbana on October 21, 2017. During this event, a Resource and Job Fair was also available to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Commissioners provided information about Champaign’s Human Rights Ordinance. 170 individuals attended the Summit and […]

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 […]

City Building Display Case Promotes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Staff from Courage Connection assisted staff from the Community Relations Office to decorate the display case in the City Building Atrium this month. The display case highlights a calendar of events being held by the organization as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, including a Candlelight Vigil being held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, October […]

City Receives High Marks for Inclusive Policies

The Human Rights Campaign issues an annual Municipal Equality Index (MEI) score for hundreds of cities across the country.  The MEI measures how inclusive municipal policies, laws, and services are for LGBTQ individuals working and living there.  Champaign was one of 506 cities scored during the 2017 MEI and one of nine cities in Illinois.  Champaign ranked in the top […]

Disability Awareness Month

City of Champaign’s Human Relation Commissioner Barb Bressner stopped by the City Building to decorate the display case in the atrium. The display case highlights Disability Awareness Month and their Music and Art Festival being held on Saturday, October 21st from 12-3 pm at Lincoln Square in Urbana. For more information on the Music and […]

Champaign Connection Episode 59 Airing Now Through November

Champaign Connection Episode 59 Airing Now Through November On this episode of Champaign Connection, it’s that time of year again! The fall yard waste collection season is upon us. Learn what to do with your fall yard waste and when Public Works will be in your neighborhood for pickup. Learn what to do with your […]

Trick or Treat hours for Halloween 2017

Customarily, both the City of Urbana and the City of Champaign join with the Champaign County Board in setting aside trick-or-treat hours. The Champaign County Board has approved specific rules/guidelines/hours regarding trick-or-treat hours, and both Urbana and Champaign have agreed to the following schedule: Halloween/Trick-or-Treat will be held on October 31, regardless of what day of the week it […]

Crime Reduction Strategies Discussed

Community Relations Manager Tracy Parsons and Deputy Police Chief Joe Gallo were featured presenters at the League of Women Voters monthly meeting on September 20. Staff provided the group with an overview of the Champaign Community Coalition and the CU Fresh Start initiative. There were several questions from the audience regarding community violence. Tracy Parsons […]

City Participates In 4th Annual Welcome Awards Celebration

The 4th Annual Welcome Awards was held on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at the Muslim American Society Center in Urbana. The award ceremony provided an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of local immigrants, while also celebrating international humanitarian relief and human rights advocacy provided through efforts of Champaign and Urbana residents. Mayor Feinen and Council […]