Working on behalf of all Aurora residents, the Community Relations Division's mission is to advocate the effective use of available human, community and social service resources. This is accomplished by networking; providing cultural awareness training, translator/interpreter services, information, referrals and resources; and coordinating programs to meet the needs of our diverse community.
Some of the programs and services include the Human Relations Commission, the Veterans’ Affairs Commission, the Kaleidoscope Aurora Council, the Multicultural Program and the Key Community Response Team. The division also organizes a number of annual events and produces several multilingual publications.
For information on the Community Relations Division, contact Barbara Shannon-Banister at 303.739.7580.
31st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration
Aurora’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration will celebrate its 31st year in 2017 with events from Jan. 9 through Jan. 25. Go to the Commemoration page for more information on events and activities.
Aurora Community Services Directory Sponsored by ICCNA, Kaleidoscope and the Human Relations Commission
The Aurora Community Services Directory is provided as a resource to the residents of Aurora. These agencies in Aurora and the Denver metro area supply assistance in areas such as youth services, family counseling,crisis/emergency, education, employment, food, health, housing, legal services and much more. The directory is bilingual – English and Spanish, and recognizes the rich diversity of the people in Aurora.
Kaleidoscope Aurora Council
The mission of Kaleidoscope Aurora Council is to preserve and keep alive the rich cultural heritage of the City of Aurora by providing for the enlightenment and entertainment of the public through the performing arts, including music, art, dance, drama productions and events, and cultural/ethnic awareness presentations. The Kaleidoscope Aurora Council meets at 6 p.m. every third Monday (exceptions start in April) in the Fletcher Room on the first floor of the Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway.
The Multicultural Program provides cultural awareness training for agencies, businesses, organizations and municipal government departments. The training includes interactive workshops, video programming and presentations on various countries and cultures. The International Cross Cultural Network of Aurora (ICCNA) was established in 1987 to provide interpreters/translators, cultural awareness presenters and related services. The ICCNA meets at 6 p.m. every third Thursday in the Fletcher Room on the first floor of the Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway. For more information, call 303.739.7005.
Aurora Key Community Response Team
The Aurora Key Community Response Team (AKCRT) is made up of volunteers who respond for the city of Aurora in times of civil disorder. Team members serve as facilitators, mediators and trainers, and work to control rumors and put together community forums. For more information, call 303.739.7580. The Aurora Key Community Response Team meets at 8 a.m. every first Tuesday in the Aurora Room on the first floor of the Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway.