Message from Mayor
Donnie Hastings, Jr.
Aurora is a historic river town that is situated 35 miles west of Cincinnati, Ohio, located in the Southeast corner of Indiana. Aurora was settled in the early 1800's and incorporated in 1845 and has strong historic connections to the Ohio River. Aurora is full of unique and historic buildings that preserve its older rivercity characteristics.
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News & Events
S. R. 148 Closure
The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to close State Road 148 for up to 45 days to mitigate a landslide impacting the east-west highway at a drainage structure located 0.6 miles west of US 50. No driveway access will be affected.
Closure begins April 7th to accommodate a deep rock fill at the slide site, and to replace existing drainage structures. Project completion is expected June 1st. A detour will be posted utilizing S.R. 48 and U.S. 50. The City of Aurora will also have two detour routes posted above and below the project area. SR 148 (Sunnyside Ave.) to Woodlawn Ave. to Billingsley Dr. to US 50, and 148 (Sunnyside Ave.) to Maple St. to Ridge Ave. to 148 (Sunnyside Ave). No heavy trucks will be permitted.
The City of Aurora reminds drivers to use caution and consider worker, as well as, pedestrian safety when driving through construction zones. Verify travel plans at TrafficWise: www.trafficwise.in.gov.
City of Aurora Now Hiring
Street Department Laborer - Part Time and Full Time
Seasonal Street Department Laborers –Part Time
Lifeguards for Aurora City Pool – Part Time
Community Business Highlight
City of Aurora Congratulates
Big Lots is celebrating the grand opening of its newly remodeled store with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, April 26, 2019. This store will reflect a new format, to reposition the brand as a community retailer offering trustworthy value and friendly service. The first 50 shoppers on April 26 and April 27 will receive a reusable shopping bag filled with tasty treats from Big Lots. In addition, the company will donate five dollars each time a BIG Rewards loyalty member redeems a reward at the Aurora store over a six-week period (April 26-June 8), to the local YES Home, a charity organization and residential group home that provides a structured, nurturing environment for abused, neglected and abandoned children.
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Big Lots, Inc. is a community retailer operating more than 1,400 stores in 47 states, dedicated to friendly service, trustworthy value, and affordable solutions in every season and category – furniture, food, décor, and more. We exist to serve everyone like family, providing a better shopping experience for our customers, valuing and developing our associates, and creating growth for our shareholders. Big Lots supports the communities it serves through the Big Lots Foundation, a charitable organization focused on four areas of need: hunger, housing, healthcare, and education. For more information about the Company, visit www.biglots.com.
April - May 2019
AIM Municipal Innovation Award
Pictured left to right: Deputy Clerk-Treasurer Oren Turner, City Manager Guinevere Emery, Mayor Donnie Hastings Jr., Councilman Patrick Schwing, and Clerk Treasurer Benny Turner.
Congratulations to the City of Aurora, Main Street Aurora, and all of our city reinvestment partners.
For more information about the 2019 Facade Improvement Matching Grant Program please contact Aurora City Manager Guinevere Emery at 513-505-7647 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Attached is the City of Aurora AIM Municipal Innovation Award and community showcase video presented at the AIM Ideas Summit in Evansville, Indiana on October 11th, 2017. The 2017 AIM Municipal Innovation Award, presented by Umbaugh, recognized the City of Aurora’s Façade Improvement Matching Grant Program as part of the Downtown Revitalization Strategic Plan. Accelerate Indiana Municipalities, previously known as IACT, now AIM’s, statement of purpose is “To foster, promote and advocate for the success of Hoosier municipalities as laboratories of innovation, hubs of talent and the engines driving our state’s economy.” The overwhelming success of the City of Aurora’s Façade Improvement Matching Grant Program stems from the premise of shared vision, local support and funding ingenuity. Please take the time to enjoy our beautiful ariel community showcase video for the City of Aurora.
ARCC Open 24/7
All Aurora Recreational Community Center (ARCC) members now have 24/7 access to the first floor fitness area, locker rooms, showers, and gymnasium. Second floor fitness areas will be available during staffed hours.
Stop in at the front desk and request your 24/7 access card today!
For more information call 812-926-2311
or visit our Website.
City of Aurora
Check out the new City of Aurora Wayfinding Map, a map of all businesses in the Aurora downtown area. This important aspect of downtown revitalization was proudly designed and funded by Main Street Aurora.
You may click the button below to view the enlarged map, or you can see it at its permanent location over on the Retail, Restaurants and Services Page. Now, in addition to addresses and phone numbers, you will be able to see exactly where in Aurora the business you are looking for is located.
Letter From The
" I call them the “A Team” here in Aurora. Trust me, the title is well deserved. "
To find out why, read more from
City Manager, Guinevere Emery.
Vistas of Aurora
Whether you come to Aurora, you are treated to a charming view of a river town which is historic, yet constantly changing. The appealing panoramas of the many spires and 19th century buildings are punctuated by countless small details, both attractive and creative, that have been capturing people’s attention for over a century and a half. We hope after watching this slideshow you’ll want to walk the streets in our Historic District, looking for these and other sights which say “Welcome,” and “Stay awhile!”
Mayor Donnie Hastings, Jr. and the City of Aurora along with the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce have welcomed the following new businesses and re-opened businesses to Aurora with ribbon cuttings since September 2012.