Main Street Aurora is more than just an Nationally accredited Main Street America™ program; we are a community-driven organization dedicated to revitalizing downtown Aurora through community engagement and events. Our vision is to create a thriving business, residential, and arts community that seamlessly blends the natural beauty of the landscape with the preservation of the city’s historic heritage. Since 1998, Main Street Aurora has been working hard to make a difference in the city, and we are proud to be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works closely with the City of Aurora. Our mission to revitalize downtown keeps us striving to find new ways to build interest in the city and to create a sense of community through special events, public relations efforts, and the revitalization of Historic Downtown Aurora. Join us in building a stronger community and find all upcoming events at


The Mission of Main Street Aurora is to revitalize the historic downtown physically, commercially, and as a community gathering place.


Downtown Aurora will be a thriving business, residential and arts community offering a unique experience that seamlessly blends the natural beauty of its landscape, preservation of its historic heritage and a multitude of retail, entertainment and service establishments.


Volunteer Board of Directors

Judy S. Hizer, President

Debbie Fehling, Vice President

James G. Waldon, Past President

Tabatha Turner, Secretary

Samantha J. Peddenpohl, Treasurer

Kerrie Ohlmansiek, Member

Wayne Schroeder, Member

Lani Valas, Member


Nancy Turner, Executive Director

Volunteer Ex-Officio Board

Audrey Gerke

Lyndsay Hays

Michelle Jarvis

Leslie Sutherlin

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