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Volunteer Now for a Board or Commission
06/17/2021
The city of Aurora is accepting applications now for vacancies on the city’s 32 boards, commissions, committees and authorities. Apply now.
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Vaccine Clinics Continue on Weekends at City Hall
06/17/2021
The weekend COVID-19 vaccine clinics at the Aurora Municipal Center are continuing on Saturdays and Sundays, with more information available at AuroraGov.org/Vaccine.
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13th Avenue Virtual Public Meeting June 30
06/17/2021
The community is invited to attend a virtual public meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 30 to provide input on how people are traveling on 13th Avenue. To register for the meeting, visit EngageAurora.org/13th.
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Provide feedback on Ward II Candidates by June 21
06/17/2021
The Aurora City Council is preparing to appoint a new council member to represent Ward II following the resignation of Nicole Johnston, and would like the community’s input on the applicants
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Road Construction Updates
06/11/2021
Weather issues delayed this switch over until the night of June 21. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the intersection at Quincy Avenue and Gun Club Road on Monday night, June 21, and early Tuesday morning, June 22, as workers construct the final phases of the new partial continuous flow intersection.
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City Parks Explored at New Aurora History Museum Exhibit
06/02/2021
The Aurora History Museum & Historic Sites is opening its second in-person exhibit in less than a month. An exhibition about Aurora’s parks: “Aurora Parks Explored,” will run from today, June 2, through Oct. 31.
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Aurora Public Library’s Summer of Imagination
05/25/2021
Summer of Imagination, Aurora Public Library’s annual summer reading program, launches June 1. This year’s program, “Tails & Tales,” is all about animals – cats, dogs, bears, monkeys, elephants – any animal you can think of from around the world --and maybe from other worlds. There is a program for every age, babies through adults, and all ages win prizes for reading this summer.
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Apply Now for New Civic Engagement Commission
05/19/2021
Apply by May 26 for the city's new Civic Engagement Commission.
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New Aurora History Museum Exhibit Explores the Rise of Aurora During the Cold War
05/19/2021
Join the Aurora History Museum & Historic Sites for an in-person exploration of Aurora's economic prosperity and suburban expansion during the Cold War with the exhibit “The Rise of the Aurora Suburb During the Cold War,” opening May 11.
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Council to Consider Applicants for Ward II Vacancy
05/19/2021
The Aurora City Council accepted applications through May 20 to fill the upcoming vacant Ward II Council seat
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Youth Pop-up Event Funding Opportunity Available
05/10/2021
City leaders want Aurora youth to have safe spaces and access to pro-social activities and resources this summer and fall and invite organizations interested in hosting a series of youth pop-up events to apply for available funding.
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E-Scooters Coming to Aurora Starting May 10
05/07/2021
After a three-year hiatus, shared mobility is coming back to Aurora to provide residents with another mobility choice. The city of Aurora has issued its first electric scooter-share license to California-based micromobility company Bird, with rental e-scooters hitting the streets in targeted areas beginning May 10.
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Aurora Water Ranked #1 Among Midsize Water Utilities in the West
05/05/2021
Aurora Water, which provides water, sewer and storm drain services to over 388,000 customers, received the highest ranking in the west midsize segment of the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Water Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study of customers’ satisfaction nationally among water customers in the US.
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Aurora Honors Six Local Businesses
05/04/2021
The city of Aurora recently honored six outstanding local businesses at its 16th annual Aurora Business Recognition Award ceremony, hosted by the city’s Business Advisory Board. The 2020 awards—delayed due to the ongoing pandemic—aired in a virtual format April 29 on AuroraTV and Facebook. The prerecorded ceremony is available to watch at AuroraTV.org, and more on the program is available at AuroraGov.org/BusinessAwards.
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Aurora Hires Youth Violence Prevention Program Manager
04/26/2021
As the city of Aurora continues to recognize National Youth Violence Prevention Week this week, it is welcoming Christina Amparan as the all-new Youth Violence Prevention Program Manager. She will lead the city’s efforts in bringing together city leaders, youth, community members, and community-based organizations to discuss effective youth violence prevention strategies.
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Independent Report Released in Elijah McClain Case
03/16/2021
Independent investigators tasked with reviewing the 2019 death of Elijah McClain released the results of their review to the city Feb. 22 in advance of their presentation to Aurora City Council
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Aurora History That Pops, New Educational Program
03/15/2021
Aurora History Museum & Historic Sites and Pop Culture Classroom Partner for History Learning, Enrichment, Engagement, and Fun in Aurora’s Schools.
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City launches online public engagement platform
02/18/2021
At a time when in-person meetings are still limited due to COVID-19, the city of Aurora is launching an online tool, Engage Aurora, as an additional way for members of the community to participate and offer feedback on city projects and programs.
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Apply Now for Rental Assistance Program
01/19/2021
The city of Aurora is now accepting applications for the third round of its Rental Assistance Program, which provides assistance with lease payments for residents who have faced financial hardship directly related to the COVID-19 crisis, such as a job loss
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History Museum celebrates Aurora’s religious diversity with new exhibit
01/04/2021
The Aurora History Museum is showcasing the wide variety of faiths and religious experiences of Aurorans in the new exhibit “Religious Diversity in Aurora,” which opened virtually Dec. 15
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Aurora Outlines “A New Way” Forward in Restoring Community Trust in Police Department
10/20/2020
Chief of Police Vanessa Wilson on Monday, Oct. 19, presented to City Council a plan of action for restoring trust in the Aurora Police Department, titled “A New Way”
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City Leaders Guiding Changes to Policing
09/24/2020
To all who have reached out to us with their vital and valid concerns, we want you to know that our city leaders hear you. We know that changes are necessary, and those changes must involve the voices of our community. To make that happen, a number of initiatives are underway.
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City Undertakes Comprehensive Review of Police
08/25/2020
City Manager Jim Twombly and Chief of Police Vanessa Wilson announced Aug. 11 that they will be undertaking a comprehensive review of the Aurora Police Department. 21CP Solutions, a global firm of experts in the areas of civil rights and public safety, will join the city in pursuit of the common goal of a new vision of public safety that works for everyone.
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