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Evergreen Cooperatives: From Feasibility to Start Up

March 12, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join us at the Urbana Civic Center for this free event.

You’ve seen the amazing success of Common Ground Food Co-op! You’ve heard about our local Art Theater’s revitalization and efforts to become a co-op. Now come hear how Cleveland’s community has taken it one step further - creating jobs and economic strength through the Evergreen Co-ops!

The Evergreen Cooperatives are part of a collaborative project, managed by the Ohio Employee Ownership Center (OEOC). Roy Messing and Jim Anderson will be representing the OEOC, sharing the experience of taking a big idea vision, and making it a reality. The Evergreen Cooperatives are inspiring communities all over the nation to rethink what it means to do economic development and re-envision what it means to be a worker in the 21st century.

This event is free and no registration is required. We hope to see you there!

Co-sponsored by the Common Ground Food Co-op and the City of Urbana.

Champaign County Courthouse 110th Anniversary sign Dedication

December 10, 2011 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

The City of Urbana and Urbana Public Arts Commission invite the public to attend the dedication of a commemorative sign celebrating the 110th anniversary of the Champaign County Courthouse, to be held on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the north (Main Street) entrance to the Courthouse.

 Designed by Joseph W. Royer and Frederick G. Brown, the Courthouse was originally dedicated on August 22, 1901. Mayor Laurel Lunt Prussing, Public Arts Commission chair Patricia Sammann, City Councilman Dennis Roberts, and Joseph W. Royer Arts and Architecture district subcommittee member Ilona Matkovszki will provide brief remarks.  Hot beverages from Piato will be available and the event is free and open to the public. The Champaign County Courthouse is located on the corner of Main Street and Broadway Avenue in Downtown Urbana.

CDBG & HOME Application Workshops

December 12, 2011 - 12:00am

10:00 am, City Council Chambers

5:30 pm, Community Development Services Conference Room

Attend either workshop to learn about CDBG & HOME fund applications.

Completed applications are due before 4 pm, Friday January 13, 2012.

Request for Proposals - Kerr Avenue Development

January 31, 2012 - 4:00pm

The City of Urbana is seeking proposals for the development of an affordable, sustainable neighborhood that incorporates energy efficient design elements.

The formal request materials are located on the City's website at the link below: