Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

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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2012 Neighborhood Cleanup

The Neighborhood Services Department recently completed the Annual Neighborhood Cleanup. The event was held on the weekends of September 15th and September 22nd. Residents in low to moderate income neighborhoods were provided with vouchers that they could use to dispose of unwanted household items free of charge at the local Allied Waste transfer station. A…
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