Category: City Manager’s Office News

CU Fresh Start Holds First Call-In Meeting to Address Local Gun Violence

  The CU Fresh Start initiative held its first “Call-In” meeting on the evening of October 6, 2016.  The Call-In was a powerful face-to-face meeting of law enforcement representatives, community members and social service providers sending a clear message to nine targeted offenders, their street groups, gangs, and associates.  Their message – “The gun violence […]

Champaign Connection Airs Episode 53

On the latest episode of Champaign Connection, Lock It, Hide It, Keep It – that’s the latest message the police department wants to share with the community. There has been an increase in vehicle and residential burglaries around the area this year. We’ll find out how the police department is responding to these outbreaks and […]

Government 101 Class Kicks Off for Second Year

The Champaign City Government 101 Academy kicked off September 15, 2016, with a welcome from Deputy Mayor Paul Faraci and a session on the City Council and City Manager’s Office. Class participants learned about the council-manager form of government, the various roles of the Council, Mayor, and City Manager, Boards and Commissions, liquor licensing, and […]

Departments Host Annual Contractors Luncheon

In partnership with the Public Works Department, the Community Relations Office held the annual Minority/Majority Contractor Luncheon on Tuesday, September 13 at the Hilton Garden Inn.  A total of 65 attendees enjoyed the opportunity for lunch and networking. The event’s program included an overview by Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen of the City’s vision for Equal Opportunity in […]

Local Efforts Recognized for Global Impact at 14th Annual Awards

The Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian Awards held its 14th Annual Gala at the Hilton Garden Inn on September 8.  The event highlighted the tireless efforts of 3 individuals and 2 organizations in the following categories: Dr. Omar Al-Heeti, Humanitarian Relief Individual Award DoMonique Arnold, Human Rights Individual Award Leanna Cossman, Humanitarian Relief Individual Award Mi Raza Community Center, Hospitality Organizational Award Walking With […]

Community Relations Office Shows its Pride

On Saturday, September 10, staff from the Community Relations Office promoted the City through a resource table at Pride Fest. The resource table included information regarding Walk as One, the Community Coalition, Human Relations Commission and enforcement of the Human Rights Ordinance through the Community Relations Office. Staff answered questions about the Community Relations Office […]

City Manager’s Office Sees Online Update

On Tuesday, September 6, the City Manager’s Office webpages were reorganized and given a fresh new look.  This update includes pages for the Community Relations Office and the Communications Division/CGTV.  The redesign was completed as part of the City’s ongoing project to refresh its entire website.  In addition to being more pleasing to the eye, the pages are more mobile-friendly and provide […]

2016 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Award Recipients Selected

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana, along with the 2016 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards Steering Committee, have selected the recipients of the 2016 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards.  The award recipients will be honored Thursday, September 8, 2016, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 South Neil Street, Champaign, with a 5:45 p.m. reception, and a 6:30 […]

Champaign Recognized for Efforts to Strengthen Police-Community Relationships

On August 10, 2016, the United States Conference of Mayors issued a report recognizing the commitment that communities from across the country have made to strengthen police-community relations. The City of Champaign is one of 49 cities highlighted in the report, which shines a light on progressive cities who are working to foster community conversations on […]

New Episode of Champaign Connection

The newest episode of The Champaign Connection is now available for viewing on CGTV and for streaming online. In this episode, learn about a new online tool that is designed to help entrepreneurs with all the resources they may need to build or grow their small business. Senior Planner T.J. Blakeman explains how the new […]