We are Aurora. We are strong. We are Aurora Strong. That phrase isn’t just a simple tagline we’ve been tossing around in recent weeks. It’s a real feeling … we are together as One Aurora, through the good and the bad, through the highs and the lows, no matter what is thrown our way.
- Richard Irvin


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Whenever I hear of rising violence and a rising death toll in the City of Aurora, I take a deep and concerning breath, and recall a time when Aurora mourned close to 30 murders in a single year. Fortunately, those days are gone, and we can never allow them to ever return.


Our schools are being dragged down by the fiscal mismanagement of Springfield. Without a strong and vibrant school system, Aurora’s future will not be as great as we want it to be.


We must not rest on our past successes. The economy is coming back, and we must lead again to excel and grow our local economy.

About The Mayor

Mayor Richard C. Irvin was born and raised in Aurora and is a graduate of East Aurora High School. Between then and his swearing in as the 59th Mayor of Aurora on May 9, 2017 Richard was quite busy! We invite you to Meet Richard and learn more about the Mayor's unique story and values.

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