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
We have about 3,500 customers without power in our Aurora Duke district. Lots of ice and vegetation damage. Duke has assessors out and will send crews to the hardest impacted areas. Customers without power that have questions should call Duke Energy at 1-800-343-3525.
Aurora Fire Department - 5950 Dutch Hollow Road, Aurora, IN 47001
Mayor Hastings working with the Aurora Fire Department will be offering an Emergency Shelter for those without power or heat due to the ice storm on 11-15-18. Please call the Aurora Fire Dept. at 812-926-1682 before arrival. Individual beds and emergency generator on site. To make food donations please call 812-926-1682.
Starting Nov. 8th, 2018, one lane traffic may be in place as needed on Conwell St. in Aurora between Lincoln St. & Fourth St. until November 30th. Contractors plan to repair, stabilize, or rebuild portions of failing retaining walls. Aurora Street Dept. and Parks Development will be coordinating repairs with the sidewalk in project areas closed to pedestrians during construction. Construction will be between 9 am - 5 pm Monday to Saturday. All equipment vehicles will be removed from worksite and stationed at Gabbard Riverfront Park beyond work schedule. All work schedules are subject to change and are weather permitting.
Learn about the Conwell St. retaining wall repairs at www.aurora.in.us or call City Manager Guinevere Emery at 513-505-7647. The City of Aurora reminds drivers to use caution and consider worker, as well as, pedestrian safety when driving through active construction zones.
Community Business Highlight
City of Aurora Congratulates
Oddities was founded by Chip Farrell and Blake Haag in November 2016. Mr. Farrell has been a long time resident and entrepreneur. It started in 1991 with his first business, Multiple Machining Inc. in Dillsboro, Indiana. Since 2005, Chip and Blake have ran an online industrial equipment business, DC Supply. Through this business they began to acquire a variety of overstock items which required a brick and mortar store, in addition to their online business.
The store offers an array of new, brand name home goods, furniture, and much more at discounted prices. Oddities is not only filled with new overstock items, they also offer a complete line from Coaster Fine Furniture. Stop in and browse through their Coaster kiosk. The inventory is always revolving, so it’s like a different store every time you visit.
October - November 2018
2017 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 2018 Facade Improvement Matching Grant Program please contact Aurora City Manager Guinevere Emery at 513-505-7647 or at email@example.com
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.