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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The City of Urbana (“the City”) respectfully requests proposals for City Administrator recruitment services from qualified executive search firms. The executive search for this position will be a joint effort between the City of Urbana and the selected Vendor. All candidate applications and resumes received by the City’s Human Resources Division will be forwarded to the selected Vendor. The City is asking anyone who wants to receive the RFP to register through this webform: http://www.urbanaillinois.us/node/6635
Post date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 14:17
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Post date: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 20:13
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District and Champaign County Emergency Management Agency Urge the Public to Take Extra Precautions to Stay Safe in the Heat The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) and the Champaign County Emergency Management Agency (CCEMA) urge everyone to watch for the symptoms of heat-related illness, and to take precautions to keep their families and communities safe.
Post date: Friday, July 21, 2017 - 13:28
Telephone service to the Urbana City Building was fully restored about 9:45 a.m. today (July 18), as AT&T crews worked around the clock to splice together thousands of copper lines that were accidentally severed Friday afternoon by a city contractor.
Post date: Friday, July 14, 2017 - 15:47
The failure of the Illinois General Assembly to pass a budget by today (June 30) has led to the suspension of two major road construction projects in Urbana. Work will likely remain halted until a budget or stopgap budget is approved. The state-bid projects that have been halted by the Illinois Department of Transportation include:
Post date: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 15:21