Office of the Mayor

Mayor of Urbana: Laurel Lunt Prussing

  • 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

For information regarding liquor licensing, please contact Jolinda Ross at 384-2456 or

To contact the Mayor's Chief of Staff, please contact Mike Monson at 384-2454 or

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

Department Posts

The City of Urbana is looking for volunteers interested in serving on various boards and commissions. Currently, there are vacancies on the following boards and commissions:
Post date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 16:00
Closed Proposals are being received by the City of Urbana to purchase 50 mini-tower computers with 5 year warranty & ‘parts closet’. Specifications and instructions for PC20160909 Bid is available for download below. Proposals for the computers will be accepted through 5:00pm Friday, September 9, 2016. The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids, and to waive irregularities or technicalities.
Post date: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 14:33
The cities of Champaign and Urbana, along with the Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards Committee have selected the recipients of the 2016 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards.  The award recipients will be honored on Thursday, September 8th, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 South Neil Street, Champaign.  A receipti
Post date: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 10:34
All City offices closed to observe the holiday.
Post date: Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 00:00
All City offices closed on Thursday and Friday to observe the holiday.
Post date: Friday, August 12, 2016 - 09:27