On July 14th the Champaign County Community Coalition hosted its monthly virtual meeting. Representatives from the City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, the University of Illinois and Parkland College shared updates with the community, with a particular focus on recent community gun violence. Beverley Baker, Donna Tanner-Harold, Nathan Stephens, Joycelyn Landrum-Brown, and Katie Snyder gave updates to the community on their work related to Race and Race Relations. Mayor Diane Marlin and Kay Knees shared information about the public input process for American Recovery Plan Funds.
Neighborhood Safety Meeting
On Monday July 19th Mary Catherine Roberson, Community Relations Specialist, facilitated a Champaign County Community Coalition - Community Violence Response Task (CVRT) neighborhood safety meeting at the American Legion. City staff, church and community members came together to discuss solutions for safety and to hear about available resources.