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

 

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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Contributors: 
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Department Posts

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
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
CLOSED 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 purpose of collecting registration information is so that we can properly notify all recipients of addenda and answers to submitted questions.
Post date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 14:17