Office of the Mayor

Mayor of Urbana: Diane Marlin

Duties are defined by state law for Urbana's mayor-aldermanic form of government.

  • The mayor is the chief executive of the city.
  • The mayor appoints numerous officials and staff including the Police Chief, Fire Chief, Director of Public Works, and Director of Community Development as well as members of city boards and commissions, all with the approval of the city council.
  • Represents the City on intergovernmental boards (e.g., METCAD, Regional Planning Commission, Champaign-Urbana Area Transportation Study)
  • Chairs City Council Meetings
  • Serves as Liquor Commissioner
  • Works with City Council to plan and implement city goals, plans, standards and policies
  • Manages resources for achievement of City goals and objectives
  • Oversees hiring, the regular review of compensation, benefits and working conditions, and the discipline of all City personnel
  • Represents the City in various intergovernmental activities, in matters with the news media and at public relations meetings and events
  • Works with Finance Director to develop the annual budget proposal and administer the approved budget

To contact the Mayor, please contact Jolinda Ross, Administrative Assistant at 384-2456 or jaross@urbanaillinois.us

For information regarding liquor licensing, please contact Jolinda Ross at 384-2456 or jaross@urbanaillinois.us

To contact the Mayor's Chief of Staff, please contact Mike Monson at 384-2454 or mrmonson@urbanaillinois.us.

Address: 
Urbana City Building
400 South Vine Street
61801 Urbana , IL
Hours: 
M-F 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Phone: 
(217) 384-2456
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Department Posts

As Mayors of the Cities of Urbana and Champaign, we wish to strongly condemn the hateful violence, bigotry, and racism associated with groups promoting the ideology of white supremacy, neo-Nazism, anti-Semitism and the KKK. Our community is greatly enriched through diversity brought by people from across the nation and around the world.
Post date: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 19:22
Mayor Diane Marlin is pleased to announce that Natalie Kenny Marquez, Marketing Coordinator and Director of Market at the Square at the City of Urbana, has been appointed to the position of Communications Coordinator at the City. In this new role, Natalie will be responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive City communications strategy that promotes the vision, goals, activities and image of Urbana.
Post date: Friday, August 18, 2017 - 12:43
Dear Neighbors, We’re pleased to launch the City of Urbana’s monthly e-newsletter, It’s About U! This is part of our effort to share news, events, and useful information and to showcase what makes Urbana such a special place to live, work, learn, and play.
Post date: Monday, July 31, 2017 - 13:21
It’s still a few months away from opening, but the Broadway Food Hall in downtown Urbana is beginning to take shape. The food hall at 401 N. Broadway Ave. will be the first of its kind in Central Illinois, and will be host to five different restaurants and a small bar, all under one roof.
Post date: Monday, July 31, 2017 - 10:03
The Urbana Sweetcorn Festival is going back to its local roots. Paris Baldarotta says she’s been thinking about ways to make the event more local for years, even before she was hired as executive director by Urbana Business Association in October 2015. The UBA organizes the festival.
Post date: Monday, July 31, 2017 - 09:11