Neighborhood Services Advisory Board

Board Information

The Neighborhood Services Advisory Board provides input and feedback on the City’s Neighborhood Wellness and Community Development programs. The Board reviews the development of the Consolidated Plan to include the Community Development Block Grant Allocation and the Home Partnership Fund Allocation.

The Board also reviews other programs and/or applications for local, state, or federal funding related to the improvement of housing opportunities for low and moderate income persons and community development activities of the Neighborhood Services Department.

Neighborhood Services Advisory Board Members

The Neighborhood Services Advisory Board consists of seven members. Four of the members are chosen to represent each of the four restoration and preservation areas as defined in the City’s Neighborhood Wellness Plan and are residents of those areas, and the other members are chosen as representatives of the City at large. Members of the Neighborhood Services Advisory Board are appointed to four-year terms by the Mayor and approved by the City Council.

The Neighborhood Services Department at 217/403-7070 provides staff support for this Board.

Board Members

Member Name Phone Number(s) Term Began Term Expires
Karen Foster
2113 Blackthorn Dr. Chamapaign, IL 61820
(At Large Representative) 
 217/359-0356  July 2015  June 2019
Wesley Clayborn
102 N. Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(At Large Representative)
217/403-7070 November 2014  June 2016
Felicia Cockrell
102 N. Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(Restoration / Preservation Planning Area Rep)
217/403-7070 March 2005 June 2016
Debra Karplus
102 N. Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(At Large Representative)
217/403-7070 July 1998 June 2016
Antonial (Donte’) Lotts
102 N. Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(Restoration / Preservation Planning Area Rep)
217/403-7070 August 2011 June 2018
Brian Ames
4305 Creston Dr.
Champaign, IL  61821
(At Large Representative)
 217/417-0799  July 2015  June 2018

Brent West
102 N. Neil Street
Champaign, IL  61820
(At Large Representative)
217/403-7070 September 2012 June 2016
Supported By Phone Number(s) Meeting Time, Frequency & Term Duration
Neighborhood Services Department
102 North Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
O: 217/403-7070 Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.Terms are 4 years