Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Neighborhood News - October 2021




City of Aurora

Housing and Community Services

Neighborhood Liaisons


15151 E. Alameda Parkway, 4th Floor

Aurora, CO 80012 Phone: 303.739.7280







Thank you for your interest in the city of Aurora's Housing and Community Services Department. We connect Aurorans to events, programs, and resources that build strong families, safe neighborhoods, and a diverse community. Additionally, we are a link between community members and their local government and serve as a trusted source of information for the Aurora community.


Inside your latest Neighborhood News:


·     COVID-19 Resources

·     Neighborhood Leader Network: Virtual Kick-Off Meeting

·     Aurora Launches Neighborhood Engagement Survey

·     Share Your Big Ideas: ARPA Survey Closes Oct. 8

·     Pop-Up Pumpkin Patches

·     Faith & Blue Game Day

·     Aurora Water Awareness Survey

·     Snow Busters Volunteers Needed


COVID-19 Resources


Frequently updated:

·     City of Aurora: AuroraGov.org/COVID19

·     State of Colorado: Covid19.Colorado.gov

·     Tri-County Health Department: TCHD.org/CoronaVirus

·     211 Colorado: 211Colorado.org


Neighborhood Leader Network: Virtual Kick-Off Meeting


Are you a leader in your neighborhood or part of a neighborhood group? The city of Aurora is looking to form a neighborhood leader network to better support Aurora neighborhood groups thrive. Share your ideas and brainstorm with other leaders on what this network should look like and how it can support the continued growth of neighborhood relationships.


Join us in this virtual discussion:


Date: Thursday, Oct. 21

Time: 6:00 p.m.


Meeting link: https://auroragov.webex.com/auroragov/j.php?MTID=m91e78df6326f2f9629cc26ab1c2ca00b 

Meeting number: 2483 320 8706

Password: leader


Email language@auroragov.org by Oct. 19 for interpretation assistance. 


Contact Meg Allen, neighborhood liaison, with questions at mkallen@auroragov.org or 303.739.7258. 



Aurora Launches Neighborhood Engagement Survey


The Aurora Housing and Community Services Department has launched a survey to gauge how residents engage with their neighbors, neighborhood and the city to best support these efforts with ongoing or new programming and resources. The survey can be found at EngageAurora.org/Neighborhood-Engagement.  


The deadline to complete this survey is Sunday, Oct. 31. The survey will be conducted twice per year (fall and spring) and should take no more than five minutes to complete.  


“The city understands the value that strong neighborhood relationships bring to neighborhoods across the city,” said Charise Canales, community engagement manager for the Aurora Housing and Community Services Department. “We want to continue supporting these relationships to create more connected communities that benefit all.” 


Share Your Big Ideas: ARPA Survey Closes Oct. 8


The city of Aurora is keeping its survey and idea boards open until Oct. 8 at EngageAurora.org/ARPA as part of an effort to gather feedback from residents, businesses and service providers on how millions in federal American Rescue Plan Act dollars coming to the city could have the greatest positive impact on the community.


The American Rescue Plan Act was signed into law in March 2021 to provide significant resources to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and its economic impacts. The city of Aurora will receive $65.4 million in one-time direct federal aid, with additional funding provided for programs related to rental and housing assistance.


In August, the city launched the survey and idea boards at EngageAurora.org/ARPA to gather community feedback on how the city should spend the funds allocated to Aurora. The deadline to participate is Oct. 8.


Based on the parameters set by the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act, the city has identified three main categories for use of these federal funds: community assistance, infrastructure funding and service preservation. The survey asks the community to rank their choices of potential priorities in these three categories, and the idea boards allow participants to write in their own ideas in the same categories. 


For more information, visit EngageAurora.org/ARPA.


Pop-Up Pumpkin Patches


Get Pumped!


With Halloween just around the corner, we want to make sure everyone has a pumpkin to decorate!


Our first patch is this Thursday, Oct. 7 at Moorhead Park. Plan to arrive early, as pumpkins and decorating kits are free while supplies last.


Learn more by visiting AuroraGov.org/Events and continuing to "Pop-up Pumpkin Patches."



Faith & Blue Game Day



Aurora Water Awareness Survey




Win prizes when you participate in the Water Awareness Survey. By taking the survey, you’ll be enrolled in a drawing to win up to a $100 credit on your water bill.


Aurora Water, in collaboration with the University of Denver, is researching water literacy levels within the Aurora community. Water literacy refers to one’s water-related knowledge and perceptions, which influence a person’s attitudes and actions regarding water use. An understanding of the community’s current water awareness will help Aurora Water improve their future education and outreach programs.


The survey runs from Sept. 1 through Oct. 31. For more information, visit EngageAurora.org/WaterSurvey



Snow Busters Volunteers Needed



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