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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 contact Kate Brickman, Executive Assistant to the Mayor at 384-2456 or klbrickmanlevy@urbanaillinois.us

Additional Information on Liquor Licensing in Urbana

Fillable Board 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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Department Posts

CLOSED   The City of Urbana is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide de-escalation training for all sworn police officers in the City of Urbana. This training will be supplemental to the standard training that all Urbana police officers recieve at the University of Illinois Police Training Institute. The intent is to continue to reinforce de-escalation as a foundational approach to police/community interaction in the City of Urbana.  
Post date: Friday, March 4, 2022 - 14:30
This RFQ is closed. An ammended RFP was issued on August 8, 2022. Please see this link  for more up to date information.
Post date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 14:52
CLOSED   The Urbana Free Library is seeking bids for Custodial Contract Services. Interested Respondent can submit a bid for the custodial services for two one-year periods with two additional option years.   REQUESTING ENTITY: The Urbana Free LibraryCONTACT PERSON: Mike Hannan, Facilities ManagerADDRESS: 210 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801TELEPHONE NO.: (217) 531-7080 OR (217) 531-7050E-MAIL ADDRESS: mhannan@urbanafree.org  
Post date: Friday, October 1, 2021 - 16:32
The City has “bare metal” Microsoft Windows servers (“bare metal” server = a physical server that is dedicated to a single tenant.) The City wants to virtualize these servers, create a process for snapshot backups, and implement (and test) a strategy for disaster recovery. The City wants to make this change strategically, with a minimal amount of additional hardware & software purchases.
Post date: Monday, August 23, 2021 - 09:41
CLOSED The City is seeking proposals for a Closed Captioning System for its television channel, Urbana Public Television. Due Date: Responses are due by Friday, May 21st, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Submission: Responses should be submitted via email (PDF) to Jason Liggett at jcliggett@urbanaillinois.us. Hard copies can be mailed to or dropped off at City of Urbana, Attn: Jason Liggett, 400 S. Vine, Urbana, IL 61801 Register below to receive addenda:
Post date: Friday, May 7, 2021 - 11:00