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Apply Now for New Civic Engagement Commission

Apply Now for New Civic Engagement Commission
Posted on 05/19/2021
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Residents seeking greater involvement in advising the Aurora City Council, city management, and city agencies on the development and implementation of civic engagement programs can now apply to be a part of a new commission. City Council is establishing a 15-member Civic Engagement Commission to increase civic participation, enhance civic trust and strengthen democracy. 

The commission will create initiatives and make recommendations related to civic service, volunteerism, civic education, participation in community boards, civic organizations and community groups, and other related activities and will support and encourage Aurorans to meaningfully participate in civic life. Other anticipated actions include:

Recommend to City Council new initiatives to support and partner with community-based organizations, institutions and civic leaders in the public and private sectors in their civic engagement efforts.
Coordinate with council members, community boards, and other city agencies in the development and implementation of civic engagement programs.
Work with city staff and City Council to plan and implement a Civic Engagement Academy.

City Council will appoint five members each year to staggered three-year terms. It is a requirement that members are Aurora residents when appointed to the commission and while serving on the commission. In appointing members to the commission, the City Council shall consider individuals who are representative of, or who have experience working with, immigrants, individuals with limited English language proficiency, people with disabilities, students, youth, seniors, veterans, community groups or categories of residents that have been historically underrepresented in or underserved by city government and its processes.

The commission is the result of a collaboration between the Housing and Community Service Department and the City Clerk’s Office.

The city is accepting applications online at AuroraGov.org/Boards. To find additional information about the commission, go to AuroraGov.org/Boards and click on Board & Commission Links. Interested applicants may also call 303.739.7140 for more information. The deadline to apply is May 26.


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