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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

"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
Internationally known Chinese watercolor artist Liu Jun Gang, of Beijing, China, will visit Urbana April 12-13 as part of the 2014 Illinois Sister Cities Association Annual Meeting held in Urbana at the Urbana Landmark Hotel. Mr. Liu, who has been showing works at an exhibition at the John David Mooney Gallery in Chicago, was visited last July at his home in Beijing by Mayor Laurel Prussing and five “citizen diplomats” making their first Sister Cities partnership visit to Haizhu District, Guangzhou City, People’s Republic of China.
Post date: Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 15:10
Two new plaques will be dedicated Saturday, April 12, at 5 p.m. and 5:20 p.m. during the Boneyard Arts Festival program as part of the Joseph W. Royer Arts and Architecture District in downtown Urbana. The Royer Arts & Architecture District was created in 2007 to celebrate the work of local architect Joseph W. Royer while providing a focus for a new Arts District in downtown Urbana.
Post date: Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 15:06
Mayor Laurel Prussing is seeking applicants to serve on the newly created Traffic Stop Data Task Force. The 11-member task force was authorized when the City Council approved a resolution on Jan. 21. Applications will be accepted by the Mayor's office through the month of February. The task force is charged with identifying and studying any racial disparities that may exist in local traffic stop data supplied annually to the city by the Illinois Department of Transportation, and to attempt to find the source and cause of the disparity.
Post date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 15:04
Mayor Prussing has issued a proclamation declaring December 18, 2013 as Michael Pollock Day. The proclamation is listed below.
Post date: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 12:28