Message from Mayor
Mark Drury

Mark Drury - Mayor, City of Aurora.

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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Now Hiring

The Aurora Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of police officer Applicants must be between the ages of 21 - less than 40 and able to pass a background check.

During the hiring process applicants will be required to subject themselves to various forms of background checks including a polygraph examination, credit check, drug screening, physical fitness testing, written aptitude testing, an interview process, psychological evaluation and other testing that may be deemed appropriate. Applications can be picked up at the police department or downloaded online from Resumes will be accepted only if accompanied by an application. Deadline for all applications and resumes is noon Monday, April 3, 2023. Applications should be returned to or that Aurora Police Department located at 233 Main Street Aurora, Indiana 47001. Additional requirements:

  • Must be a resident citizen of the United States
  • Meet residency requirements consistent with Indiana statute
  • Must be 21 years old to apply
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED certificate
  • Cannot have a felony conviction
  • Cannot have a misdemeanor conviction involving domestic violence
  • Must possess a valid driver's license
  • Cannot have been dishonorably discharged from the military
  • Must pass a mandatory drug screening test
  • Demonstrate honesty and integrity, by successfully completing pre-employment polygraph testing.

2023 Aurora FIMG

Now Open

Applications Due: Friday, March 24th, 4:00 PM

The 2023 Aurora Façade Improvement Matching Grant (FIMG) Program is now open and the City is accepting applications. This program is intended to incentive rehabilitation of significant buildings in the City of Aurora and improve the overall appearance of the City. This can pay for things such as repainting or refinishing exterior siding, repairing windows, roofs and the like. Projects will be scored on the level of need for the project and the impacts it will have on the community.

The city will match up to 50% of the project expenses up to $10,000.

The property must be within the City limits of Aurora, see corporate boundaries in image below. The other way to be know if your property is eligible is to review the last three digits of the parcel identification number (which can be found on your tax bill). Properties in the City of Aurora end in 003.

FIMG eligibility map, Aurora, IN.
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Employment Opportunity

Streets Superintendent

The Street Superintendent reports to and coordinates with the City Manager to accomplish the goals and objects of the Board of Public Works, which generally include planning and implementing maintenance and improvements of City streets and rights-of-way, facilities and other general city property. The position is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Department of Public Works.

Pay range is $38,500-46,000/year

Streets Laborer

Under the direction of the Street Department Superintendent, will be assigned such duties as garbage and trash collection, recycling, woodchipping , painting, mowing grass, hand digging, concrete finishing, general construction, equipment maintenance and general cleaning duties. Individual is responsible for the maintenance of City of Aurora buildings, structures, street sweeping and detailed road construction activities. Required to keep maintenance records as directed.

Pay range is $25,000-37,500/year

Unemployment Resources

Those who have been layed off due to coronavirus, or have otherwise had their employment/business be impacted due to the pandemic are encouraged to file for unemployment benefits. Below are some links to resources that will get you started.

File a Claim

Indiana Unemployment Website

Indiana Unemployment Contact Page

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City of Aurora
Wayfinding Businesses

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.

  • Riverboat on the Ohio River
										during a cruise celebrating the bicentennial of Aurora, Indiana's founding.
  • Aurora riverside overhead during the LST 325 event.
  • LST 325 landing with B-52 flyover, Aurora, Indiana.
  • Overhead view of the Aurora Farmers Fair at night.
  • Circle City Stompers performing at the Aurora
									Farmers Fair.
  • South Dearborn High School float at the Aurora
									Farmers Fair parade.
  • Classic car in front of ARCC during Red, White, and BOOM event, 2019.
  • American flag with fireworks in background during Red, White, and BOOM event, 2019.
  • Ohio River voyager canoe adventure.
  • City Manager, Guinevere Emery and a fellow patron enjoying a Bike Share bike ride on the
									Dearborn Trail in Aurora, Indiana.
  • Mayor Donny Hastings and others celebrating St. Mary's in Aurora.
  • Consolidated Grain and Barge.
  • Morning welcome from DJ's Bakery staff, with City Manager Guinevere Emery.
  • Utilities Manager, Randy Turner and City Manager Guinevere Emery posing with WCPO tv weatherman
								Jennifer Ketchmark.
  • River Cities Bike Share kiosk in downtown Aurora, Indiana.
  • Hillforest Mansion in downtown Aurora, Indiana.

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!”

  • City of Aurora Christmas tree, 2018.
  • Nock's Park in winter at sunset, Aurora, Indiana.
  • Aurora City Pool is
								celebrating 50 years.
  • Custom sign for Aurora Main Street Association.
  • 3rd and Main Restaurant in Aurora, Indiana.

New Businesses

The Mayor, Aurora City Council, Main Street Aurora, and Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce have welcomed the following new or re-opened businesses to Aurora with ribbon cuttings since December 2016.

  • Aurora High School Museum new location.

    Aurora High School Museum, 326 Second St.

  • Crystals and Beyond grand opening.

    Crystals and Beyond, 431 Second St.

  • Mick’s Restaurant and Bar grand opening.

    Mick’s Restaurant & Bar, 311 Broadway St.

  • Hankering Southern Kitchen.

    Hankering Southern Kitchen, 448 Second St.

  • Sommer Salon and Spa new owners.

    Sommer Salon & Spa, 305 Sunnyside Ave.

  • All American Laundry grand opening.

    All American Laundry, 424 Third St.

  • Geneva's Homemade Quilts grand opening.

    Geneva's Homemade Quilts, 316 Third St.

  • Lucky Feather Soapery & Mercantile grand opening.

    Lucky Feather Soapery & Mercantile, 305 Third St.

  • Personally Yours Gift & Floral grand opening.

    Personally Yours Gift & Floral, 312 Third St.

  • Spire Book & Coffee Co. grand opening.

    Spire Book & Coffee Co., 308 Third St.

  • New Seasons Estate Sales.

    New Seasons Estate Sales, 320 Second St.

  • Uncle Steel's Brews grand opening.

    Uncle Steel's Brews, 315 Second St.

  • Krypto's Comix in Aurora, Indiana.

    Krypto's Comix, 311 2nd St.

  • The Aurora Diner in Aurora, Indiana.

    The Aurora Diner, 339 2nd St.

  • Big Indiana Woodworking in Aurora, Indiana.

    Big Indian Woodworking, 406 2nd St.

  • Norwood Custom Glass Studio in Aurora, Indiana.

    Norwood Custom Glass Studio, 511 2nd St.

  • J. Miller Steak Company in Aurora, Indiana.

    J. Miller Steak Company, 211 2nd St.

  • Harmony House in Aurora, Indiana.

    Harmony House, 220 4th St.

  • Mik's 2nd Street Cuts in Aurora, Indiana.

    Mik's 2nd St. Cuts, 406 2nd St.

  • Primal Butchery in Aurora, Indiana.

    Primal Butchery, 305 Main St.

Aurora, Indiana...

"A place where memories come alive, as new ones are created."