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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

Closed The City of Urbana (IL) requests consulting services for a telecommunications system replacement at 10 City buildings. (Solicitation #1819-03) The consultant will: analyze City telecommunication needs, write specifications for a future Request to procure the equipment and installation,  provide input on the proposals received for that future Request. All Proposers must register through the Vendor Contact Form in order to receive proposal documents.
Post date: Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 08:58
Closed The City is seeking proposals from qualified firms for Employee Assistance Program (“EAP”) services. The City’s EAP program is intended to help employees and their household members deal with personal problems such as alcoholism/substance abuse, family difficulties, stress, monetary/financial problems, legal troubles, family violence and other personal difficulties that might adversely impact their work performance, health, and well-being. Please be sure to read the entire RFP for specific requirements, details, and other important information!
Post date: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 15:55
You are invited to participate in a What’s in your square? Visioning Activity for the 9-block Lincoln Square area consisting of the Landmark Hotel, Lincoln Square Mall, and the publicly-owned parking lots. Spend about an hour sharing your ideas for the future during interactive activities at any of the following times:
Post date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 17:00
Urbana Mayor Diane Marlin’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2019 includes significant steps to lay a sound foundation for the City’s future. The proposed budget is available at https://www.urbanaillinois.us/departments/finance/financial-reports/annual-budget.
Post date: Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 12:35
Pursuant to 5 ILCS 120/7.3, the City of Urbana hereby posts the total compensation package for Carol J. Mitten, City Administrator.
Post date: Friday, May 18, 2018 - 16:04