Community Relations Office

Welcome to the Community Relations Office

The Community Relations Office (CRO) serves as a link between the City Manager’s Office and the community. The Community Relations team ensures equal opportunity and fair treatment for citizens through public information, education and enforcement of the City’s Human Rights Ordinance and Equal Opportunity and Purchasing Ordinance.


Human Relations Commission

This nine member panel, appointed by the Mayor, is responsible for promoting and advising the City Council on human rights and equal opportunity issues.

Community Relations Events

CRO sponsors two major recognition ceremonies annually and participates in additional community-building activities throughout the year.

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Countywide Celebration – Honor Champaign County individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions, consistent with the philosophy and mission of Dr. King in community service, humanitarian work and the promotion of equal rights.
  • Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards – A celebration recognizing the achievements of Champaign County’s international commitment to agriculture, hospitality, humanitarian relief, human rights, research/education, trade and business.
  • CUIHA Awards
  • CPD Cares
  • Community Relations Office

    102 N. Neil Street
    Champaign IL, 61820

    Lyonel LaGrone, Jr., MBA
    Community Relations Manager/Compliance Officer

    Carrie Brown
    Administrative Assistant