Neighborhood Liaison Program
Neighborhood Liaisons help residents and business connect to valuable information, access services and programs and discover community resources.
Contact Your Neighborhood Liaison
Neighborhood Registration Referral
Register your neighborhood community group, business association or homeowner's association with the liaison program and you will receive notice of nearby proposed developments and have the opportunity to comment on these applications. Once registered, your neighborhood will receive information about events, programs of interest and important city notifications. The registration is free.
Neighborhood Beautification Grant Program
The city of Aurora has allocated $60,000 for the Neighborhood Beautification Grant Program, which is designed to encourage neighborhoods to take action to improve the appearance of their neighborhoods. This grant program will be managed by the city's neighborhood liaisons and will provide up to $10,000 per ward. Projects should improve the physical condition of a neighborhood, enhance neighborhood pride and identity, promote self-reliance and increase communication among neighbors. The 2017 grant cycle begins with a pre-application meeting Jan. 30.
Neighborhood block parties build relationships and create a friendly community. They are simple to plan, and the city's neighborhood liaisons are ready to help every step of the way. They will work with Police, Fire and Public Works departments so residents can temporarily block off their streets for the festivities. Legally permitted barricades are available from the liaisons on a first-come, first-served basis and requires a $75 refundable deposit. If a group wishes to hold their event in an Aurora city park, a permit may be obtained through the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department.
Neighborhood Fence Replacement Program
The city of Aurora has made many efforts to beautify our city. Street median landscaping, the Art in Public Places Program and requirements that developers provide landscaping along major thoroughfares are evident in a drive through Aurora. This program offers two options for financing the fences in your neighborhood.
Signup for news and information about city issues distributed by email through the Neighborhood Services Department. To get on the list, send your name, neighborhood organization and email address to Neighborhood@auroragov.org or call 303.739.7280.
Traffic Calming Campaign
The traffic calming campaign is designed as a support tool to encourage communication among neighbors about traffic safety and awareness. It is a bottoms-up, grassroots effort to ask drivers to voluntarily slow down. The program is intended for residents as an outreach tool to invite their neighbors to participate in lowering the speed of traffic in the neighborhood. Temporary yard signs can be picked up at the Neighborhood Support Division at the time the Campaign Permit is issued. Download the packet, which includes an application and image of the sign.
This is a great opportunity to network with other neighborhood leaders on topics of mutual interest or concern. These smaller, informal meetings are held during the evenings at a central location throughout the year. Topics have included Internet development and communication, fraud prevention, effective organizing, leadership development, planning review training and much more. The round tables are free and open to all Aurora residents and businesses.
Neighbor-to-Neighbor Roundtable Upcoming Meetings
Aurora Places Visioning Workshop
Tuesday, April 11
5:30 p.m. (supper)
6 to 7:30 p.m. (meeting)
Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Parkway
The focus of this Neighbor-to-Neighbor Roundtable meeting is the second phase community feedback for Aurora Places, the city's comprehensive planning effort. Last year, more than 2,300 people identified priorities, assets and opportunities in Aurora during the first phase of public outreach for Aurora Places. Now it's time for you to share your vision for Aurora's future and your ideas for how to make it happen. Visioning is a group effort--sharing, debating and putting your mark on a map--so we need you there to collaborate with your neighbors and be part of the process. To read up on Aurora Places, visit www.auroraplacesplan.com. For questions, contact Nate at 303.739.7271 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program is free, and a light supper will be served.
Registration is required; call Neighborhood Services at 303.739.7280.
Resources and Grants
Contact your neighborhood liaison to discover available resources and grant possibilities for community-building activities and project development and maintenance. Neighborhood liaisons partner with various city departments and outside resources to provide opportunities fora neighborhood's special projects and ongoing needs.
Facilitation, Negotiation and Mediation
Helping keep lines of communication open between neighbors, the liaisons can arrange and facilitate neighborhood meetings. Negotiation and mediation are ways to resolve conflicts outside the formal court process. A neutral mediator guides parties to reach their own settlement by talking to one another about their issues and about the different ways they could work together to resolve them. These services are free to Aurora residents and businesses.