Apply by Oct. 29
for opportunity to serve on Civil Service Commission
The city of Aurora
is accepting applications until Oct. 29 for a resident to serve on the
Civil Service Commission.
purpose is to provide Aurora residents with the most qualified applicants
for, and promotion to, firefighter and police officer positions,
irrespective of the applicant's race, creed, color, gender, age, national
origin, or religious or political opinions or affiliations. Additionally,
its purpose is to inspire public confidence in the Civil Service System and
to afford uniformed members an opportunity for employment and promotion
within uniformed positions of the fire and police departments.
A member must be
an Aurora resident and registered voter prior to appointment. A member also
may not hold any other position in the city for which he or she receives a
per diem or salary or be an appointed member of any other city board or
The board, which
has up to five members, usually meets on the second Tuesday of each month
at 1 p.m. Commissioners serve three-year terms; the current opening is to
complete the remainder of a term that ends in February 2023.
Blue Game Day is chance for free family fun
Aurora Police Department, local businesses and community groups for
Faith & Blue Game Day, a free family event with food, games,
bicycle giveaways and community resources, from noon to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 23, at Town Center at Aurora.
Attend a virtual
open house to share input on High Line Canal Trail extension project
The city of Aurora
is in the design phase of a priority project that will construct nearly 2
miles of multi-use trail to close the High Line Canal Trail gap between
East Colfax Avenue and recent improvements constructed north of Interstate
70. Major project features include a new trail overpass to cross I-70 east
of Tower Road and a new pedestrian bridge over the High Line Canal south of
Smith Road. Construction is anticipated to begin in summer 2022, with trail
completion expected in spring 2023.
Your input is
important to us. The project's virtual open house begins Nov. 8 at EngageAurora.org/HLCT.
This on-demand open house available through Dec. 10 will provide detailed
information regarding the project and interactive tools to provide feedback
directly to the project team. The city of Aurora wants to ensure your
voices are heard as this project advances to final design.
Council members are
eager to hear from residents and committed to forums in which those
conversations can occur. Please visit AuroraGov.org/Council to confirm meeting dates and find
information on how to join, with some meetings taking place virtually,
while others are scheduled to return to in-person events. If you don't know
your council ward, go to AuroraGov.org and click on "Property Info."
Ward I (Crystal
Murillo) - Thursday, Oct. 28, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Moorhead Recreation Center,
2390 Havana St.
Ward V (Alison
Coombs) - Wednesday, Nov. 3, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Heather Gardens Clubhouse,
2888 S. Heather Gardens Way
Ward VI (Françoise
Bergan) - Wednesday, Nov. 17, 6 to 8 p.m., City of Aurora Public Safety
Training Center (CAPSTC), 25950 E. Quincy Ave.
This week on Mayor
Mike Live, Mayor Coffman will discuss Spanish-language services for
small-business owners with the Aurora-South Metro Small Business
Development Center, new public art with the Aurora Art in Public Places
program, and volunteer opportunities with Aurora Fire Rescue. Live on Facebook and AuroraTV.org.
Pop-up Pumpkin Patch
Thursday, Oct. 21, 3
to 5 p.m., Appaloosa Park
Pick up your perfect
pumpkin and a decorating kit at this pop-up pumpkin patches from Aurora
Parks, Recreation and Open Space. Free, while supplies last. Learn more at AuroraGov.org/Events
Are you a leader in
your neighborhood or a resident who wants to get more involved in
neighborhood engagement? The city of Aurora is looking to form a
neighborhood leader network to better help 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. Registration is not required. Visit AuroraGov.org/Liaisons for meeting information.
Nine Mile Bridge
Construction and Design Enhancements: Public Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 6
to 7:30 p.m.
The city is leading
the design and construction work on a pedestrian bridge over Parker Road
near Interstate 225 to connect the RTD Nine Mile Station with homes and
businesses on the north side of Parker Road. If you live, work or regularly
visit this area, register now to join us for a virtual public meeting to
see images of the bridge design, discuss the plans for and impact of
construction, and ask questions about the project.
Take this survey to
provide your thoughts about how you engage with your neighbors,
neighborhood and city. Your feedback will help the city gauge how it can
best support these efforts with ongoing or new programs.
The Aurora Youth
Violence Prevention Program and other local agencies part of the new Aurora
Partners for Thriving Youth Coalition seek community input on how issues
related to mental health, substance use, safety and violent behavior impact
youth. The feedback you provide will help inform the strategic plan for the
Aurora Youth Violence Prevention Program and the response of the agencies
in the coalition.
Music, games, food
and resources are all part of multiple pop-up events for youth this summer
and fall throughout the city as part of Aurora's Youth Violence Prevention
Program. The events promote a safe space for youth to connect with positive
role models and meet new friends. Check out the calendar with event details
Tuesday, Nov. 2
Ballots for the
coordinated election will start arriving in mailboxes Oct. 8. Voters will fill
seats for Aurora City Council Wards I, II and III and two At-Large
positions, and vote on other issues.
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday through Saturday (note evening time change)
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
drive-through clinic (no appointment necessary) supported by Jogan Health
and the city of Aurora. The clinic now offers Pfizer booster shots to those
who are eligible (see website for details).
Campus southwest parking lot, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway
Open Monday through
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., free testing for COVID-19 is provided to anyone
who wants to be tested, especially those who have symptoms. No appointment
is necessary. No doctor referral, no health insurance, and no proof of
identification are required. Online registration in advance is preferred but is not
Aurora Center for
Active Adults parking lot, 30 Del Mar Circle, at Del Mar Park
Open through Oct. 31
Aurora has nearly
100 parks to explore, and the Aurora History Museum wants to help you
explore more of the story behind them at this free exhibit "Aurora
Parks Explored." Learn more at Aurora History Museum. Free admission. The museum is open Tuesday
Museum & Historic Sites, 15515 E. Alameda Parkway
The Rise of the
Aurora Suburb during the Cold War
Open through April
Join the Aurora
History Museum & Historic Sites for an in-person exploration of
Aurora's economic prosperity and suburban expansion during the Cold War.
The exhibit includes local stories experienced by Aurora residents during
the Cold War to enrich the understanding of the period. Learn more at Aurora History Museum.Free admission. The
museum is open Tuesday to Sunday.
Museum & Historic Sites, 15515 E. Alameda Parkway