Category: Finance Department News

City of Champaign Recognized for Financial Reporting

The City of Champaign is proud to announce that it has once again been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition […]


Public Input Welcomed Concerning Proposed Changes to Vehicles for Hire Regulations

To improve service to customers and enhance operations for business owners, the Cities of Champaign and Urbana are considering several changes to both Cities’ Vehicles for Hire (taxi/limo) Ordinance regulations.  Some of the proposed changes include: improving customer safety, eliminating zone rates, changing vehicle posting requirements, and modifying inspection requirements.  A document outlining the proposed […]


Finance Department Gathers Public Input About Food Trucks

The City of Champaign has licensed Mobile Food Trucks as a separate transient merchant license category since June 2012.  Food trucks are licensed to operate within designated locations in Downtown and Campustown.  Since their operation began, various concerns have been raised regarding food trucks, including operating locations, noise from generators and speakers, debris from patrons, […]


City of Champaign’s Excellent AAA Debt Rating is Affirmed

The City of Champaign has once again received the highest rating possible from two financial industry leaders.  In its most recent report, Fitch Ratings affirmed the City’s AAA bond rating, with a stable outlook.  The City’s debt also carries a triple-A rating with a stable outlook from Moody’s Investors Services.  This is the fifth consecutive […]


Input Sought Regarding Mobile Food Trucks

To gather public input regarding the operation and regulation of mobile food trucks, the City of Champaign will hold a public input session at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 19, 2018.  This information meeting will be held in the City Buildings Council Chambers, located at 102 North Neil Street, Champaign. The information session will provide […]


City of Champaign Implements New Financial and Human Resource Management Software

Following a 15-month implementation project, the City of Champaign successfully launched a new financial and human resource management software solution on July 1, 2017.  The new Munis Financial Management Software replaces an aging software system that was first put into service 21 years ago.  The new software will streamline and maximize the efficiency of managing […]


Champaign City Manager Announces Finance Director Appointment

City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced today that Kay Nees, currently the City of Champaign’s City Accountant, will be promoted to the Finance Director position effective June 26, 2017. Ms. Nees has worked for the City of Champaign for the last three years and has more than 18 years of experience working in government accounting.  […]


Finance Department Hosts Two Day Conference

On February 9 & 10, the City of Champaign hosted a two-day conference of the Downstate Chapter of the Illinois Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA), at the new Home2 Suites hotel. Molly Talkington, the City’s Financial Services Manager/Budget Officer and the Vice-President of Downstate IGFOA, contributed to conference planning and introduced all presenters. Finance Director […]