Friday, March 12, 2021

Neighborhood News - March 2021

 

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City of Aurora

Housing and Community Services

Neighborhood Liaisons

 

15151 E. Alameda Parkway, 4th Floor

Aurora, CO 80012 Phone: 303.739.7280

AuroraGov.org

 

 

 

 

Greetings,

Thank you for your interest in the city of Aurora's Housing and Community Services Department. We connect Aurorans to events, programs, and resources that build strong families, safe neighborhoods, and a diverse community. Additionally, we are a link between community members and their local government and serve as a trusted source of information for the Aurora community.

 

Inside your latest Neighborhood News:

 

·     COVID-19 Resources

·     Aurora Civic Engagement Academy

·     Global Teen Police Academy

·     Chief's Youth Advisory Team

·     Connect with Council

·     High Line Canal Cleanup

 

COVID-19 Resources

 

Frequently updated:

·     City of Aurora: AuroraGov.org/COVID19

·     State of Colorado: Covid19.Colorado.gov

·     Tri-County Health Department: TCHD.org/CoronaVirus

·     211 Colorado: 211Colorado.org

 

Aurora Civic Engagement Academy

 

Civic Engagement Academy Applications for the 2021 virtual academy are now open.

 

What does it mean to be a civically involved in Aurora? It means being part of one of the most international and dynamic cities around. It means being engaged with neighbors, leaders and businesses to guide a solid community.

In its desire to encourage responsible citizenship and understanding between the city government and the residents it serves, the Aurora City Council formed the Aurora Civic Engagement Academy in 2016. The six-session academy is designed to provide residents with a complete overview of city government, resident participation and the opportunities that exist for resident involvement.

Come learn what it means to have a city government based on the Core 4 values of integrity, respect, professionalism and customer service. 

 

Classes

The Aurora Civic Engagement Academy is split into six class sessions, meeting once a month on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. through the Webex virtual platform. Class dates are:

2021 - April 8th, 15th, and 29th; May 6th and 20th; and June 3rd. 

 

All sessions will be virtual and participants are required to provide their own equipment to access the meeting virtually.  

 

Qualifications

Applicants must be residents of the city of Aurora. The minimum age for participants is 14. Selection is on a first-come, first-served basis until the maximum class size is reached.

 

Cost

There is no cost to participate in the academy. 

 

What You Can Expect to Learn

·     Different levels and forms of government

·     Aurora’s council/manager government structure

·     Duties and responsibilities of elected officials

·     Overview of city departments and services

·     Role of HOAs and other neighborhood groups

·     How citizen boards and commissions can influence policy

·     Steps for a proposed ordinance to become law

·     City council meeting process

·     Importance of the budget

 

Visit https://www.auroragov.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=16242704&pageId=16608335 for more information and to apply.

 

Global Teen Police Academy

 

 

 

Chief's Youth Advisory Team

 

 

 

Connect with Council

 

 

Highline Canal Cleanup

 

Sign up to help clean the High Line Canal

 

People wanting to improve the environment are encouraged to join Aurora Water and the High Line Canal Conservancy at this year’s High Line Canal Cleanup. The volunteer event, which involves removing trash and debris from the 11-mile stretch of canal that winds through Aurora, is slated for Saturday, April 24 from 8 a.m. to noon.

  

Scouting, youth and religious groups are encouraged to sign up and learn about the importance of preventing pollution in our waterways. Volunteers must be at least eight years old and minors must be accompanied by an adult. COVID-19 protocols and the city’s ongoing safety measures will be in place. 

 

Protecting our waterways is everyone’s responsibility. Help clean and protect this beautiful and historic recreational amenity. For more information or to volunteer, visit AuroraWater.org, call 303.739.7372 or email hcr@auroragov.org

 

Get Connected & Stay Informed

 

 

 

City Newsletters: sign up to receive newsletters from various departments within the city of Aurora

 

Town Hall Meetings: listing of upcoming town hall meetings hosted by city council members to meet with community members and business owners.

 

City Council Meetings: listing of upcoming city council meetings. Aurora City Council meetings are held on scheduled Mondays at the Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway.

 

 

City Events Calendar: provides highlights of city of Aurora events, meetings, and classes.

 

Property Search: use this tool to locate your council member, code officer, police area representative (PAR) officer, and neighborhood liaison. To use, enter your address into the search bard at the top-left of the page, then click the appropriate tab below such as My Property.

 

City of Aurora | Housing and Community Services | Neighborhood Liaisons | 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Ste. 4500, Aurora, CO 80012 | 303.739.7280

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