Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

Parent Advisory Council Meeting (PAC) – Fire Safety Presentation

Property Maintenance Inspectors Michael Lambert and Tim Spear and Code Compliance Manager David Oliver attended the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) meeting at Westview Elementary School, 1605 W. Kirby Ave. on February 6, 2013. The meeting was for parents of elementary school children that are in the English as a Second Language program. The meeting was…
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STAR Awards/Expo

The STAR Awards/Expo will be held on April 25 from 5:30-9 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn. The Expo allows for an annual community education and networking opportunity. Vendors are able to showcase their latest projects, initiatives, products, services and information, followed by the STAR Awards ceremony recognizing STAR Award nominees and award recipients for…
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National Night Out

John Ruffin, Neighborhood Coordinator, staff from Neighborhood Code Compliance and Neighborhood Programs, along with representatives from the Champaign Park District and Champaign Police Department held the first planning meeting for the 2013 National Night Out (NNO) event to be held on August 6, 2013 from 4–8 p.m. An initial letter will be sent out to…
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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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