Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals is a hearing board for appeals of decisions made by the City’s Zoning Administrator. The Board is a quasi-judicial board and such renders decisions regarding appeals not subject to the review of Council.

The Board has seven members that are appointed by the Mayor with the approval of Council for five-year terms.

The Planning Department at 217/403-8800 provides staff support or email Bruce Knight, Planning Director.

Meeting Information

Board Members

Member Name Phone Number(s) Term Began Term Expires
Joe Chamley
3304 Pinegrove Place
Champaign, IL 61822
O:  359-6494
C:  898-9513
E:  jchamley@efbclaw.com
 May 2014  June 2019
Vacant  June 2019
Ryan Murphy
2510 Fields South Dr. Apt. 102
Champaign, IL  61822
 C:  840-7953
E:  ryanm@fox-companies.com
 February 2014  June 2017
Michael Sheppard
712 Hamilton Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
O: 217/356-8888
H: 217/621-8118
E: msheppard71@gmail.com
March 1991 June 2018
Dan Cothern
Keller Williams Commercial
2441 Village Green
Champaign, IL 61826
O: 217/693-4963
H: 217/369-1912
E: dcothern@kw.com
June 2008 June 2019
Bridgett R. Wakefield

1620 Sangamon Dr.
Champaign 61821
O: 217/351-4100
H: 217/721-6862
E.  bridgettzba@gmail.com
April 2013 June 2016
Brian Knox
111-C East University Ave
Champaign, IL 61820
O: 217-202-5669 July
June 2018
Member Name Phone Number(s) Term Began Term Expires
Vacancy June 2013
Vacancy June 2015
Member Name Phone Number(s) Meeting Time, Frequency & Term Duration
Supported by
Planning Department
102 North Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
O: 217/403-8800 Meetings are held on the3rd Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.Terms are 5 years