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

Preliminary work on a new 18-unit three-story apartment building in West Urbana will begin within a few weeks, with the planned demolition of four existing buildings.
Post date: Friday, June 9, 2017 - 14:24
The Urbana Free Library will gain a landscaped south entryway as a result of purchase of a vacant lot at Race and Green streets in downtown Urbana. A purchase agreement for $115,000 was signed in May by representatives of Persistence of Illinois, the owners, and the Urbana Free Library Foundation, one of the Library’s charitable fund-raising arms. Closing is set for June 30. The deed will go directly to the Library.
Post date: Monday, June 5, 2017 - 09:58
Here are your new Urbana City Council members, mayor and city clerk.
Post date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 09:45
Urbana Police Sgt. Matt Rivers isn’t afraid of an intimidating project. Several years ago, he decided to research his family tree. An amateur at genealogy, he wound up finding his father’s half-sister, whom his father had never met.
Post date: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 13:50
A proposed $45.9 million city budget provides “a foundation for the future,” according to newly elected Urbana Mayor Diane Marlin. But getting to that better future will require sacrifices over the next few years, the mayor warned at a news conference Monday, where the city’s proposed fiscal 2018 budget was released.
Post date: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 10:55