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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

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Urbana Public Television will be holding its Annual Membership Meeting and Open House on Saturday, December 6th at noon inside the Urbana City Council Chambers at 400 South Vine Street in Urbana. This is a chance for our community producers to meet one another and talk about possible collaborations.  It is also a great opportunity for members of the public to learn about the services provided by UPTV and a chance to see our facilities. Light refreshments will be served.
Post date: Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 04:22
Proclamation by the Mayor of the City of Urbana, Illinois WHEREAS, the library card is the most important school supply of all; and WHEREAS, libraries are an essential service for the nation's children; and WHEREAS, libraries bridge the digital divide by providing a full range of information and services to children and adult learners; and
Post date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 14:45
Urbana City Council members are invited to an UC2B press conference to be held at Enterprise Works at Research Park, 60 Hazelwood Drive, Champaign, IL.  
Post date: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 11:14
"Building Safety: Maximizing Resilience, Minimizing Risks" The month of May marks Building Safety Month!  Sponsored by the International Code Council, the purpose of Building Safety Month is to raise awareness of the importance of building safety and resilient construction including fire prevention, disaster mitigation, energy efficiency and to recognize that countless lives have been saved due to the implementation of safety codes by local and state agencies.  
Post date: Friday, May 23, 2014 - 09:49