The City of Champaign has a City Manager / Council form of government. The City Manager is the Chief Executive Officer of the City, serving the nine member City Council to carry out City policy and manage the operations of the City.
City Manager’s Office Divisions
City Manager’s Office Staff
City Manager Dorothy David is responsible for the administration of the ongoing operation of the city, implementation of City Council policy direction, communication with City Council Members, and management of staff activities. The City Manager also serves as city liaison with other governmental units, the University of Illinois and private-public groups including Project 2000 Plus and Campus Town 2000.
Deputy City Manager Craig Rost manages and directs the City’s Economic Development programs and coordinates other development related activities between City departments.
Deputy City Manager Joan Walls currently serves as Deputy City Manager for Community Relations. The Community Relations Office (CRO) serves as a link between the City Manager’s Office and the community. The CRO ensures equal opportunity and fair treatment for all citizens through public information, education and enforcement of the City’s Human Rights Ordinance and Equal Opportunity and Purchasing Ordinance.