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Mayor Richard C. Irvin and the City of Aurora Raise Flag in Celebration of Juneteenth

Aurora, IL – June 19th, 2024, marks the 159th anniversary of enslaved people in Galveston, Texas learning they had been freed following the end of the Civil War, thus beginning the generational struggle for equality for black Americans. To commemorate the day, Mayor Richard C. Irvin helped lead the Annual Scheketa Hart-Burns flag-raising ceremony at […]

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Mayor Richard C. Irvin Proclaims June 18th “Valley Honda Day,” Celebrates President’s Award Achievement

Aurora, IL – For the 17th year in a row, Valley Honda dealership in Aurora was awarded the President’s Award, the highest recognition from the American Honda Motor Company for excellence in customer service and sales performance. On June 18th, Mayor Richard C. Irvin joined the employee-owned business for their presentation of the prestigious award.

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Mayor Richard C. Irvin and the City of Aurora Come Together to Celebrate Pride Month

Aurora, IL – In celebration of embracing one’s individuality and supporting Aurora’s LGBTQ+ community, Mayor Richard C. Irvin helped lead the city’s Pride festivities, a full slate of events and activities over the weekend in the city, capped off with the 5th annual Pride Parade with nearly 10,000 people in attendance. To kick off the

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National Coalition of 100 Black Women to Open Chapter in Aurora with Support of Mayor Richard C. Irvin

Aurora, IL – During their June Leadership Conference in Chicago, Mayor Richard C. Irvin and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW) National President Virginia W. Harris discussed the opportunity to bring the nationally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to empowering black women and girls to Aurora. Their addition to the city will help inspire

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Mayor Richard C. Irvin Cuts Grand Opening Ribbon with Teen Mental Health Organization ALIVE Center

Mayor Richard C. Irvin Cuts Grand Opening Ribbon withTeen Mental Health Organization ALIVE Center

Aurora, IL – With mental health cases rising nationwide, Mayor Richard C. Irvin welcomed the ALIVE Center’s “Center for Teens” to their new location inside the New England Congregational Church. The award-winning non-profit’s trademarked “Teen-Led Teen-Driven” model offers community and mentorship to teens throughout the city, fostering the youth to become confident, impassioned, and resilient

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Mayor Richard C. Irvin, with Rev. Jesse Jackson, Welcomes Black-Owned Manufacturing Company Kamflex to Aurora

Aurora, IL – On Wednesday, May 29th, the black-owned manufacturing company Kamflex became the newest addition to the thriving business community of Aurora. Mayor Richard C. Irvin partook in the ceremonial ribbon-cutting alongside the executives of Kamflex, a powerful moment as the city’s first black mayor in its nearly 180-year history, made even more significant

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Mayor Richard C. Irvin Honors America’s Fallen Service Members in Memorial Day Parade

Aurora, IL – On the last Monday in May, Mayor Richard C. Irvin and the city of Aurora came together to commemorate service members who died protecting our nation with the annual Memorial Day Parade. From local businesses to youth organizations, Mayor Irvin walked in and helped lead the parade through the streets of downtown

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Mayor Richard C. Irvin Proclaims May 12th-18th as “Police Week” in Aurora, Memorializing the Service of the Aurora Police Department

Aurora, IL – On Saturday, May 18th, Mayor Richard C. Irvin joined the Aurora Police Department (APD) for their Police Memorial Ceremony, saluting the immense sacrifices made by police officers and their families in faithfully serving and protecting the people of Aurora. The ceremony honored Officer Alfred Olin and Officer Thompson Richardson who were killed

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Aurora Celebrates Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month, Welcomes Ying Dim Sum to Pacifica Square

Aurora, IL – During May, the city of Aurora celebrates the contributions and achievements of the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community, proclaimed Mayor Richard C. Irvin at the AANHPI Celebration at Pacifica Square on Saturday, May 18th. The Celebration commemorated the perseverance and the remarkable role played in the American history

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Celebrating Black History Month

As we observe and pay tribute to Black History Month in Aurora, we celebrate the enduring legacy of Aurora’s Black community, recognizing their significant contributions across the historical spectrum, from the pre-Civil War era and Civil Rights Movement to the present day and beyond. The history and accomplishments of Aurora’s Black residents resonate through time,

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