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On May 1, 2017, Diane Wolfe Marlin became the City of Urbana's 50th Mayor. She has dedicated herself to moving the City of Urbana forward so it becomes a center of inclusion, opportunity, and innovation. More about Mayor Marlin's community, environmental and professional background can be found here in Mayor Marlin's bio.

Foundation for Our Future

Over the past five years, under her leadership, the City of Urbana has:

  • Eliminated a $2.5 million structural budget deficit

  • Rebuilt city financial reserves

  • Restored pension funding

  • Repaid outstanding loans for METCAD 9-1-1 service

  • Hired a professional City Administrator after an 11-year vacancy

  • Completed Storm Water Master Plan Update

  • Completed City Facilities Assessment and Master Plan

  • Completed citywide Pavement Condition Assessment

  • Launched re-write of the Comprehensive Plan

  • Completed “What’s in Your Square” visioning for Lincoln Square site

  • Completed Feasibility Study for Kickapoo Rail Trail Extension through downtown

  • Implemented new Financial Services System (MUNIS)

  • Installed new telephone and communication system in city facilities

  • Rewrote City Alcoholic Liquor Code (Chapter 3)

 

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. Residents interested in serving on a board or commission should use this application form.
  • Represents the City on intergovernmental boards (e.g., METCAD, Regional Planning Commission, Champaign-Urbana Area Transportation Study)
  • Chairs City Council Meetings
  • Serves as Local Liquor Control Commissioner
  • Works with City Council to plan and implement city goals, plans, standards, and policies
  • Manages resources for the 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 email dwmarlin@urbanaillinois.us or call 217-384-2456.

Additional Information on Liquor Licensing in Urbana

Fillable Board and Commission Application

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

Department Posts

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Urbana, Illinois will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 15, 2015, in the Council Chambers of the Urbana City Building, 400 South Vine Street, Urbana, for the purpose of receiving public input regarding The Annual Budget FY 2015-2016.
Post date: Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 14:53
 
Post date: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 10:15
The Cities of Champaign and Urbana will be celebrating the 13th annual Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards (CUIHA) Program. The purpose of the International Humanitarian Award is to:
Post date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 15:35
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the City Council of the City of Urbana, Illinois will hold a Public Hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 27, 2015, in the Council Chambers of the Urbana City Building, 400 South Vine Street, Urbana, for the purpose of receiving public comment regarding the following Ordinances:
Post date: Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 15:43
The City of Urbana's IDOT Traffic Stop Data Task Force Communty Impact Subcommittee will host a town hall meeting on Saturday, February 21, 2015, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Urbana Civic Center, 108 East Water Street.  The Public and the Minority driving population is encouraged to come out and share their stories about how traffic stops have impacted them.   Please see the press release below for further details. Questions may be directed to:
Post date: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 11:03