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 Kate Brickman, Executive Assistant to the Mayor at 384-2456 or

For information regarding liquor licensing, please contact Kate Brickman at 384-2456 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

Get your thinking caps on! This spring the City will embark on a process to see how YOU picture the future of the nine-square block area in the heart of downtown Urbana containing Lincoln Square Mall, Landmark Hotel, and acres of City-owned parking lots. Questions you may want to consider:
Post date: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 14:58
The City of Urbana is seeking community input during the final phase of hiring a new City Administrator.The four finalists for the position will be in town for interviews with the Mayor, city staff, and city council members on Monday, March 19 and Tuesday, March 20.  There will be opportunities for the public to weigh in online and at a public form on Tuesday evening.The schedule for public participatio
Post date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:01
The City of Urbana is pleased to announce the selection of four finalists for the position of City Administrator at the City of Urbana. In alphabetical order, the finalists are:
Post date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 09:06
I, Diane Wolfe Marlin, hereby impose an emergency order as specified below for the "Unofficial St. Patrick's Day" event that is planned for Friday, March 2, 2018.
Post date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 15:12
Mayor Marlin Invites Community to Build Foundation for the Future Through Mentoring
Post date: Monday, February 5, 2018 - 15:06