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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

Requesting Department: Urbana Executive Department/IT DivisionContact Person: Sanford HessAddress: 400 S. Vine St. Urbana, IL 61801Telephone Number: (217) 384-2354E-Mail Address: sfhess@urbanaillinois.us This RFQ was withdrawn, and will be re-posted in late June.
Post date: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 08:19
CLOSED Requesting Department: Executive DepartmentContact Person: Sanford Hess, City of Urbana, IT DirectorAddress: 400 South Vine Street, Urbana, IL 61801Telephone No.: (217) 384-2354E-Mail Address: sfhess@urbanaillinois.us Bid Submission Deadline: March 31, 2020 Time: 5:00 P.M. Central Time The City of Urbana seeks a software program for employee worktime processes.
Post date: Monday, February 17, 2020 - 09:38
Mayor Diane Wolfe Marlin was very happy to share the news in a statement to Urbana City staff.
Post date: Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 10:56
Post date: Friday, November 15, 2019 - 09:25
CLOSED Requesting Division: Human ResourceContact Person: Todd RentAddress: 400 South Vine StreetTelephone No.: (217) 384-2451E-mail Address: terent@urbanaillinois.us The City of Urbana is seeking qualified and experienced human resource consulting firm to conduct a one-time classification and compensation study of non-bargaining unit positions.
Post date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 15:52