A life long resident of Champaign, Deb Frank Feinen was elected Mayor of Champaign on April 7th 2015 and began her four year term on May 5, 2015. Deb is a community leader who previously served as an at-large member of the Champaign City Council, a Commissioner and Chair of the Regional Planning Commission, the former Chair of the Policy Board for UC2B (Champaign County’s Big Broadband project), and a Champaign County Board Member and Vice-Chairman.
Deb graduated from Centennial High School in 1985 and went on to Mount Holyoke College and IIT Chicago Kent College of Law. Deb spent her last year in law school at the University of Illinois College of Law and began to practice in Urbana working for the Illinois Pollution Control Board.
Deb is a small business owner with real life budget accountability. She was formerly a partner and a practicing attorney with the firm of Nally, Bauer, Feinen, & Mann P.C. and is now a partner and practicing attorney at Tummelson, Bryan & Knox, LLP where she has a general practice. Deb also previously served as a hearing officer with the Illinois State Board of Education hearing special education due process complaints.