Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

Homeless Point-In-Time Survey (Street Count)

City staff from the Neighborhood Services Department led a community volunteer event to conduct HUD’s 2013 Point-in-Time count Thursday, January 24 from 6–9 p.m. The group of 27 community volunteers started with a training session conducted by Environmental Inspector Leslie Mitchell, Neighborhood Services Clerk Nateasa Bailey and Neighborhood Programs Manager Kerri Spear at the Champaign…
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STAR Awards/Expo

The nomination period for the STAR Awards opened up to the public on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. The categories are: Business-Neighborhood Partnership, Community Partner, Difference Maker, Good Neighbor, Neighborhood Leadership, Neighborhood of the Year, Neighborhood-Community Building, and Rising Star. Nominations are being accepted from now until February 25 online at www.ci.champaign.il.us/star or by using the…
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West Vine Street Neighborhood Cleanup/Meet and Greet

On Saturday, November 10, Colleen Madera, Neighborhood Services Secretary, and David Oliver, Code Compliance Manager assisted John Ruffin, Neighborhood Coordinator by manning the West Vine Street’s Neighborhood Cleanup/Meet and Greet from 9-12 pm. About 10-12 neighbors came out to talk, meet and find out more about the newly formed neighborhood group. City staff also assisted…
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Quarterly STAR Leadership Institute

The Neighborhood Services Department – Neighborhood Coordination Division hosted its quarterly STAR Leadership Institute on Saturday, October 27 at the Champaign Public Library. Approximately 25 people participated in the Leadership Institute. The topics discussed included a discussion from the University of Illinois Office of Public Engagement staff who introduced their new public engagement portal; Eleanor…
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Vine Street Neighborhood Group

In response to neighborhood complaints concerning zoning and code compliance issues, the Neighborhood Services Department convened a neighborhood meeting for the residents in the 1000 block of West Vine in September. The goal of the meeting was to work with neighborhood residents to outline City zoning and code regulations, educate them about enforcement procedures, and…
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Shadow Wood Engagement Workshop

The Neighborhood Services Department and the Bristol Implementation Team hosted a workshop with community stakeholders from Unit 4 Schools, University of Illinois, other Champaign City departments, and community advocates to begin planning the implementation of a culture specific engagement plan for the Shadow Wood Neighborhood. The meeting was designed to identify problems and synergies and…
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Homeless Visioning Workshop

On Friday, October 19, approximately 30 local shelter agencies and government officials participated in the Homeless Visioning Workshop sponsored by the Champaign County Continuum of Care (CoC). Planning Director Bruce Knight facilitated the discussion and Neighborhood Programs Manager Kerri Spear organized the event with the CoC Executive Committee. Neighborhood Services Director Kevin Jackson participated in…
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