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

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
Thursday (June 29) was a big day for Ed Mehnert, the owner of the Red Bicycle Ice Cream shop. About 3 p.m., he secured his health permit to operate his new ice cream parlor, which will be located at 2740 Philo Road, Suite D, in The Pines retail center in southeast Urbana.
Post date: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 10:29
The City of Urbana has concluded that a proposal by developer Crimson Rock Capital to renovate the Urbana Landmark Hotel is not feasible. Mayor Diane Marlin said the major issues were the large amount of money the city would have to borrow to finance the project, the low level of equity participation by the developer and overall taxpayer risk.
Post date: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 09:54
TESTIMONY of Diane Wolfe Marlin before the Committee of the Whole, House of Representatives, Illinois General Assembly June 23, 2017 Good afternoon. My name is Diane Wolfe Marlin, Mayor, City of Urbana, Illinois. I would like to thank Representative Carol Ammons for offering me this opportunity to speak with you about the impacts of a proposed property tax freeze and other state budget proposals on our city.
Post date: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 14:50
The following joint letter from Urbana Mayor Diane Wolfe Marlin and Champaign Mayor Deborah Feinen was sent today (June 21) to local legislators. PUBLIC WORKS – MCORE (Transfer and Pass Through Funding)
Post date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 15:22