Urbana's Market at the Square Advisory Board
Meet your Market at the Square Advisory Board here!
In July 2012, Urbana City Council approved an ordinance establishing the creation of the Urbana’s Market at the Square Advisory Board. The creation of this Board came from direction provided by the Urbana’s Market at the Square Strategic Plan, which was adopted in November, 2011.
Urbana’s Market at the Square Advisory Board is composed of representatives of the City of Urbana, vendors, consumers, the Urbana Business Association, and others. The mission of the Board recognizes the continuation and growth of Urbana’s Market at the Square as essential to the vitality of our city. In addition, the Board will assist the City of Urbana by helping to guide the long-term activities of the Market and to attain the Market’s goals as described in the Urbana’s Market at the Square Strategic Plan. Composition of the Board consists of nine members, appointed by the Mayor, and approved by the Council, from constituencies representing various segments of the Market community which have experience, expertise or interest in the areas of farming, local food production, local food systems, urban planning, community and neighborhood organizing, event planning, business, or another related field, as follows:
- 4 of any of the following vendors: fruits and/or vegetables, meat, dairy, honey, baked goods and other prepared foods
3 of these vendors being full-season Market participants of at least four years
1 vendor being a participant of less than four years
- 1 vendor artisan
- 1 community group representative from a current Market group
- 1 downtown Urbana business representative
- 1 Urbana resident, who is a Market patron but not a vendor or other Market participant
- 1 City Council Member
Anyone interested in serving on the Urbana’s Market at the Square Advisory Board should review the ordinance (below) establishing the Board and complete the application (below).
Please submit your Application to the Mayor’s Office, 400 South Vine Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801. If you have any questions pertaining to the Urbana’s Market at the Square Advisory Board, please contact Natalie Kenny Marquez at 384-2319 or Jolinda Ross at 384-2456.