FAQ’s Council/Mayor

City Council and Mayor Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find out who my City Council representative is?

CONTACT: Mayor’s Office, 403-8720 OR City Manager’s Office, 403-8710.

There are nine members elected to the Champaign City Council. The Mayor and three City Council members are elected city-wide (at large) and five City Council members are elected from their specific districts. All serve four-year terms.

A map of City Council district boundaries and Council Member contact information is available on the City website.  If you need assistance identifying your district Council representative, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 217-403-8710 or CityManagersOffice@ci.champaign.il.us.

How do I make an appointment with the Mayor?

The Mayor welcomes opportunities to speak with the public on any matter. To schedule an appointment with the Mayor, contact the Mayor’s Office or City Manager’s Office.

How can I find out what issues are being considered by the City Council?

The City Manager prepares an agenda for every City Council meeting. Meeting agendas are available on Fridays prior to the date of each meeting and are publicly posted at the City Building, 102 North Neil St., Champaign.

The agendas are also available on the City’s website.

How can I express my opinion about an issue being considered by the City Council? Can I just come to any meeting?

All City Council meetings are open to the public.  Meetings are held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

Regular meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month.  During these meetings, the Council discusses and votes on issues facing our community. There is an opportunity for public input on each topic.  You are also welcome to express your opinions on any topic during the audience participation period at the end of each meeting.

Study sessions are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, allowing the Council to examine City issues in more detail. At these meetings, the public is invited to comment on the topics being discussed.  You are also welcome to express your opinions on any topic during the audience participation period at the end of each meeting.

Who should I contact if I have a concern or a complaint about a City service?

When a citizen has a concern or a complaint, it is best to contact the department director who is responsible for the specific service.  To share concerns and complaints directly with the City Manager call 217-403-8710 or send an email to CityManagersOffice@ci.champaign.il.us.

What is the mission of the City’s Community Relations Office?

The City Community Relations Office serves as a liaison between the City Manager’s Office and the community.  Community Relations staff help to ensure equal opportunity for all citizens through public information, education, and enforcement of the City’s Human Rights Ordinance and Equal Opportunity in Purchasing Ordinance.  This includes investigating discrimination complaints and performing compliance activities for City departments, City-related agencies and vendors and contractors in meeting their legal responsibilities with regard to equal opportunity and affirmative action.