Leadership council seeks to ‘unify and mobilize’ Aurora residents

Published 6:00 pm Friday, September 24, 2021

AURORA — Town leaders recently approved the establishment of the Aurora Leadership Council, a group of volunteers consisting of Aurora and Richland Township residents.

The council’s purpose is “to unify and mobilize the citizens of Aurora and the greater Richland Township, with the purpose of exploring opportunities, proposing solutions and acting on viable plans to grow, enrich and develop the community; all towards supporting long term prosperity and a brighter future for our citizens,” according to Kurt Ryan, an Aurora resident who was named chairman of the leadership group.

The leadership council is starting its recruitment efforts. Membership is open to anyone who lives in the Aurora/Richland Township area.  The group will hold a call to action from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 21 at the Aurora Community Center. That event will be streamed on Facebook for those who can’t attend in-person.

“The Board of Commissioners of the Town of Aurora believes that the community is best served when there is a diverse representation of volunteer citizens on the Boards and Commissions and it is the desire of this Mayor and Board of Commissioners to provide for the fullest participation by the citizens of Aurora in the business of governing,” reads a resolution approved by the Commissioners and signed by Mayor Clif Williams.

More information about the committee and a sign-up form can be found online at https://www.auroralife.us/alc. Volunteer committees listed on the application include government relations, business development, tourism development, real estate development, diversity and inclusion, resources and grants, education development, faith-based initiative, and civic organization initiative.