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

The following is sought: Pre-incident Planning Software Requesting Department: Urbana Fire Department Contact Person: Division Chief Derrick Odle Address: 400 S. Vine St. Telephone No.: (217) 722-0025 E-Mail Address:
Post date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 09:47
Closed Requesting Department: Urbana Fire Department Contact Person: DC Kyle Hensch Address: 400 S. Vine Urbana, Illinois 61801 Telephone No.: (217) 621-1863E-Mail Address: Date of Request Posted on City’s website: 4/22/2019 Date Published in News-Gazette: 4/26/2019
Post date: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 15:11
Closed Five (5) Philips Heartstart FR3 AED’s with graphical display (or equivalent.) The equivalent must fit inside the HeartStation rescue cabinet Five (5) Soft system cases. Must hold the AED, spare battery and extra electrodes Five (5) Spare batteries Ten (10) sets of electrodes Five (5) Infant/child Key (or equivalent.) The City will not require a performance bond for this project.
Post date: Monday, April 1, 2019 - 09:03
Closed The Urbana Fire Department is seeking quotes for fire hose. Quotes should include pricing for the following:
Post date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 17:59
Urbana Fire Fighters Local 1147's 4th annual Trunk-or-Treat Vehicle Show is this weekend! All proceeds go directly to 1147's charity fund which provides donations to local families following a tragedy, as well as donations to other local charities and community needs. This is also an opportunity for kids in community to Trick-or-Treat in a safe environment.
Post date: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 14:13