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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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CLOSED The City of Urbana is seeking information about website design and development templates that will allow the City to quickly roll out an all-new website based on a complete re-write of our website content. General terms, specifications and instructions may be obtained from the Office of the Executive Department - Information Technology Director, 400 S Vine St, Urbana, IL 61801 or online at the City of Urbana website located at urbanaillinois.us.
Post date: Monday, September 30, 2019 - 12:37
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Closed The City of Urbana, Information Technology Division, is seeking quotes for the purchase of renewal of Veritas Backup Exec and DLO maintenance and new Backup Exec clients. Responders must submit a completed quote by 12:00 PM (NOON) JUNE 13, 2019. Contact Person: Shawn Fluno, Network AdministratorInformation TechnologyCity of Urbana, Illinois 61801(217) 384-2347scfluno@urbanaillinois.us
Post date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 14:44
Closed The City of Urbana, Information Technology Division, is seeking quotes for the renewal of Symantec Endpoint Protection maintenance for a three-year term. Responders must submit a completed quote by 12:00 PM (NOON) JUNE 12, 2019. Contact Person: Shawn Fluno, Network AdministratorInformation TechnologyCity of Urbana, Illinois 61801(217) 384-2347scfluno@urbanaillinois.us Please download quote specifications below.
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The City of Urbana appreciates the many volunteers who serve on advisory boards, commissions and committees that provide valued input and recommendations to the Mayor and City Council. Members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.
Post date: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 10:00