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.

Southeastern Indiana
Port Authority

Southeastern Indiana Regional
Port Authority

Attn: B. Messmore
230 Walnut Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

The Southeastern Indiana Regional Port Authority (SIRPA)
is comprised of twelve members:
the mayors of Lawrenceburg, Aurora, and Greendale,
one member of the Dearborn County Board of Commissioners,
two representatives designated by each mayor,
and two members designated by the Dearborn County Commissioner.

The SIRPA Board meets monthly, every third Friday of the months of
January, April, August, and October
in the City of Lawrenceburg Council Chambers at 1pm.
Lawrenceburg City Building, 230 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Located on the Ohio River in the southeastern corner of the State of Indiana. Includes the cities of Aurora, Lawrenceburg, and Greendale, and parts of Dearborn County. Created under Indiana Code 8-15-5. The Southeastern Indiana Regional Port Authority has full power and authority independent of any political subdivision to do the following:

  • Purchase, construct, sell, lease and operate docks, wharves, warehouses, piers and any other port, terminal or transportation facilities within its jurisdiction consistent with the purposes of the port authority and make charges for the use thereof.
  • Straighten, deepen, and improve any canal, channel, river, stream or other water course or way which may be necessary or proper in the development of the facilities of such port.
  • Establish dock lines, piers, and other facilities necessary to the conduct of pleasure boating within the territory under the jurisdiction of the port authority.


Jim Thatcher, Chairman - Dearborn County

Mayor Kelly Mollaun, Co-Chairman - City of Lawrenceburg

Brian Messmore, Treasurer - City of Lawrenceburg

Terri Randall, Secretary - Dearborn County

Mayor Donnie Hastings, Jr., Chairman - City of Aurora

Mayor Alan Weiss, Member - City of Greendale

E. G. McLaughlin, Member - City of Lawrenceburg

Benny Turner, Member - City of Aurora

Tom Schneider, Secretary - City of Lawrenceburg

Tom Palmer, Member - City of Lawrenceburg

Al Abdon, Member - City of Greendale

Guinevere Emery, Member - City of Aurora

Andy Baudendistel, Attorney

Sebastian Smelko, Special Legal Counsel

For more information contact:
Chairman Jim Thatcher -
Secretary Terri Randall -

Consolidated Grain & Barge

City of Aurora Congratulates

CGB logo.

Consolidated Grain & Barge (CGB) was established in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1970, as a barge transportation company. Their primary business is grain origination, transportation, and logistics, but they also offering an array of services for U.S. agriculture, manufacturing industries, transportation industries, as well as the exportation of U.S. produced oilseeds and feed ingredients. Today, CGB has 100+ locations (90 Grain & 12 Inland Bulk Terminals) and 2,500 employees.

For more info contact:
Mark Caskey, Facility Manager
210 George St.
Aurora, IN 47001
Office: 812.926.0740 or Cell: 513.305.8022


*CGB is owned by ITOCHU Corporation

Ports of Indiana


The Ports of Indiana is a statewide port authority operating three ports on the Ohio River and Lake Michigan. Ideally situated on two major North American freight transportation arteries – the Great Lakes and the Inland Waterway System – the state’s three-port system: Burns Harbor, Jeffersonville, and Mt. Vernon, serves the world’s most productive industrial and agricultural regions.

Ports of Indiana - Central Office

150 W. Market St., Ste. 100
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-232-9200 or Toll-Free: 800-232-PORT
Fax: 317-232-0137

Ports of Indiana - Burns Harbor

6625 S. Boundary Dr.
Portage, IN 46368
Phone: 219-787-8636
Fax: 219-787-8842

Ports of Indiana - Jeffersonville

1402 Port Rd.
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Phone: 812-283-9662
Fax: 812-282-7505

Ports of Indiana - Mt. Vernon

2751 Bluff Rd.
Mount Vernon, IN 47620
Phone: 812-838-4382
Fax: 812-838-4377