Department Posts

What's in Your Square? Visioning Activity

June 30, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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:

  • Thursday, June 21, at 6pm
  • Wednesday, June 27, at 6pm
  • Saturday, June 30, at 11am and 1pm

Please join us in the southwest wing of the Mall, across from Tang Dynasty, where the IDEA Store will soon locate.

Can’t make it to one of these events? Please take the short survey to share What’s in your square? at

FY 2019 Budget Builds Foundation for the Future

May 25, 2018 - 3:00pm to June 4, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

“Our staff is committed to providing excellent core City services, despite tighter budgets. However, we must make thoughtful and strategic decisions to address our long-term funding needs,” said Mayor Marlin. The budget includes $45.8 million in expenditures and $43.6 million in revenues for all City funds. Expenditures exceed revenues primarily because of large one-time expenditures in capital improvement funds.

City Administrator Compensation Package

May 18, 2018 - 4:00pm to June 1, 2018 - 5:00pm

Pursuant to 5 ILCS 120/7.3, the City of Urbana hereby posts the total compensation package for Carol J. Mitten, City Administrator.

The relevant section of the statute provides: “At least 6 days before an employer participating in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund approves an employee's total compensation package that is equal to or in excess of $150,000 per year, the employer must post on its website the total compensation package for that employee.” 5 ILCS 120/7.3(b). Section 7.3(c) of the statute defines “total compensation” as “payment by the employer to the employee for salary, health insurance, a housing allowance, a vehicle allowance, a clothing allowance, bonuses, loans, vacation days granted, and sick days granted.”


Four Finalists Selected in City Administrator Search

The City of Urbana is pleased to announce the selection of four finalists for the position of City Administrator at the City of Urbana. In alphabetical order, the finalists are:

  • John M. Burt, Town Manager, Town of Groton, Groton, CT.
  • Elizabeth A. Hannan, Finance Director, City of Urbana, Urbana, IL.
  • Angel L. Jones, Senior Consultant/Project Manager, NOVAD Management Consulting.
  • Carol J. Mitten, Deputy County Manager, Arlington County Government, Arlington, VA.

Biographies of each candidates are provided below.