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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
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
All sessions will be virtual and participants are required
to provide their own equipment to access the meeting virtually.
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.
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
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 email@example.com.
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Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway.
City Events Calendar: provides highlights of city of
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City of Aurora | Housing and Community
Services | Neighborhood Liaisons | 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Ste. 4500,
Aurora, CO 80012 | 303.739.7280