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Welcome to Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois students!
Welcoming YOU!
Urbana Mayor Diane Wolfe Marlin speaks to you, the City of Urbana, from the City Council Chambers. "No matter if you're beginning a new semester, a new job, or a new life in our community, we welcome you," Mayor Marlin said. Listen to the Mayor's Message for information about a special Coffee with the Mayor this month! #SmallCityBigLife

In advance of the 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people for temporary jobs across the country. Locally, these jobs pay around $15 per hour.

These positions provide the perfect opportunity to earn some extra income while helping your community. The results of the 2020 Census will help determine each state’s representation in Congress, as well as how certain funds are spent for schools, hospitals, roads, and more. This is your chance to play a part in history and help ensure that everyone in your community is counted! Go here for more.

The Urbana Free Library is now accepting saved seeds from your garden to get a new collection started! As Library staff gets the Seed Lending Library on its feet, they are only accepting seed this season for “super easy” seed saver plants: tomatoes, herbs, peas, beans, peppers, and lettuces. Please go here for more.

What do you love about your neighborhood? What needs to be improved?
Take this survey and let us know how to spend money in the community! We need input on the conditions of neighborhoods from the people who live there. This information will help with the Urbana HOME Consortium’s five-year Consolidated Plan. The Consortium is a partnership between the City of Urbana, the City of Champaign, and Champaign County. To read more, go here.
Showcase Parade of Homes in Think Urbana Eligible South Ridge
The members of the Home Builders Association of East Central Illinois and the City of Urbana invite you to the Annual Showcase Parade of Homes, returning Fall 2019. This event is the premier residential new construction open house event in Champaign County! In Urbana, the South Ridge neighborhood will be featured. This wonderful neighborhood is Think Urbana eligible.
September 13-22, 2019
Welcoming Week celebrates the growing movement of inclusive communities that fully embrace new Americans and their contributions to the social fabric of our country. In our area, we support communities in moving beyond divisiveness and fragmentation. We bring together newcomers and longstanding residents and we stand in solidarity.
September 2, 2019
All City of Urbana offices will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019 in observance of Labor Day. We hope you enjoy this time with your family and friends. 
September 27-28, 2019
The mission of the C-U Black and African Arts Festival is to expose and give a culturally diverse experience to the Urbana-Champaign community by expressing both Black and African heritage. This includes, but is not limited to: art, music, fashion, entertainment, dialogue, performing arts, food & vendors.
September 15, 2019
Come to the Young Artist's Studio! Drums play an important role in every aspect of African life, including the physical, emotional, and spiritual. African hand drums are played to communicate, celebrate, mourn and inspire. In this workshop, your child will create a African drum and learn the history and different types of drums played throughout the many countries in Africa. This workshop will be led by Cindy Ogwal, Co-Founder of the C-U Black & African Arts Festival.
The City of Urbana has many opportunities for employment. If you wish to be notified of future vacancies, please sign-up for electronic posting alerts that will sent directly to your email address. Complete the form by going here. To see all current vacancies, please go here.
A Reminder
Reminder that U-Cycle pick-up schedule will be delayed by one day due tot he Labor Day holiday this Monday, September 2, 2019. Questions may be directed to U-Cycle at 217- 384-2302. To see what items are eligible for the U-Cycle program, go here. Have a safe holiday!
New Recruits
The City  of Urbana, the Urbana Police Department, and residents of Urbana are excited that Officer Barrie and Officer Rich have graduated from the University of Illinois Police Training Institute. Next step for these recruits is field training.
Labor Day Parade
The Champaign County AFL/CIO will be conducting their annual Labor Day parade from 10 to 11 a.m., September 2, 2019. The parade route is here. The streets along the route will be reopened after the parade passes through each intersection. Go here for more. 

It's All About "U"- September, 2019
Bridget Broihahn talks with Memoire and Lisette Budimbu, the owners of Best of Africa's Food Store.

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