Tim A. Cowan, PE has started his duties as Interim Public Works Director this week for the City of Urbana Public Works Department. Cowan is a contractual employee through GovTemps USA, an executive recruitment firm.
Cowan will take over for Carol Mitten, City Administrator, who has been serving as Interim Public Works Director for the past two years.
“I’m very excited and appreciative of the opportunity to put my experience to use with the City of Urbana,” Cowan said. “I hope to offer the City, and its residents, valuable insight and direction to provide the continued high-quality of service they deserve.”
Mayor Diane Wolfe Marlin said that the City is equally excited to welcome Cowan to Urbana.
NOTE: If you were unable to attend one of the Use of Force Listening Seesions, you may still send suggestions to UseofForcePolicy@urbanaillinois.us by Friday, November 20, 2020.
On June 22, 2020, the City of Urbana affirmed by Resolution No. 2020-06-031R the “Ten Shared Principles” developed by the NAACP and Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. The adoption agreement between the City of Urbana Police Department and the NAACP of Champaign County was signed September 17, 2020.
As a next step toward building greater trust in the community, the Urbana Police Department (UPD) will revise its Use of Force Policy to incorporate the “Ten Shared Principles”. The UPD is seeking community input on the policy during three public Listening Sessions on November 12 and 13, 2020.
CITY OF URBANA
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF DRAFT
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT REPORT
The City of Urbana has completed the draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) documenting programs and activities undertaken through its federally-funded affordable housing and community development programs during the year ending June 30, 2020. The draft CAPER will be available for public review and comment during the period beginning Monday October 26, 2020 through Tuesday, November 10, 2020.
The draft CAPER will be available during regular business hours at the following location: