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Ginger White Brunetti selected to lead the Aurora Library and Cultural Services Department

Ginger White Brunetti selected to lead the Aurora Library and Cultural Services Department
Posted on 01/29/2024
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Ginger White Brunetti has been named to lead the city of Aurora Library and Cultural Services Department following a national search. She will begin work on Feb. 20, 2024.

“Ginger has effectively positioned arts, culture and entertainment as significant contributors to a city’s economic vitality, livability, placemaking and brand throughout her career,” noted Aurora Deputy City Manager Laura Perry. “Her expertise coupled with our already vibrant arts and culture scene and globally diverse community will bring Aurora to a level we haven’t seen before.”

White Brunetti has over 25 years of experience in the public and nonprofit sectors, most recently serving as executive director of the City and County of Denver Arts & Venues Department, which operates and manages the Denver Performing Arts Complex, McNichols Civic Center Building, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver Coliseum, Colorado Convention Center, Denver’s Public Art Program and citywide cultural programs and investments. In her role, she led a 95-person team and managed operating and capital budgets totaling $100 million and $188 million, respectively.

“Aurora is a growing, diverse city that has so much to offer its residents and beyond! I couldn’t be more thrilled to work alongside the passionate and committed Library and Cultural Services team to build community and foster connections through meaningful programs and services and new initiatives that will propel Aurora forward,” said White Brunetti.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in political science from Xavier University and a Master of Urban Planning and Public Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The City of Aurora’s Library and Cultural Services Department provides educational and arts programs through the operation of multiple library branches and cultural facilities, including the Aurora History Museum, Bicentennial Arts Center and the Aurora Fox Arts Center. The director is responsible for overseeing 90 full-time equivalent positions and an $11 million budget.

In addition to White Brunetti’s selection as director, current Public Services Manager Joanna McNeal will become the department’s new Deputy Director of Library Services. McNeal, who has been with the city for two years, will oversee the Aurora Public Library's day-to-day operations as well as develop the division’s strategic vision, partnerships and programs.

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