The citizens of Aurora and I want to welcome you and your family to our community. We have a progressive and safe community. Please enjoy the many amenities that we have to offer.
Our city has an excellent school system and a well staffed and progressive health care system. Please visit our Library, Golf course, Leadership Center, and a technology center nurturing entrepreneurship and startup businesses.
I hope that you have time to explore the center of our community, the Hamilton County Court House located at our historic center square, our outstanding Plainsman Museum, the nationally recognized science center, the Edgerton Explorit Center. I know you and your children will enjoy Cole’s Park splash pad, Streeter’s Park new aquatic center, and Lincoln Creek trails.
Our infrastructure is in place to accommodate future growth for our community. Our downtown has merchants that are very helpful and provide a variety of shopping opportunities. We have a well staffed Police department and a strong volunteer Fire department.
The most important asset that we have in Aurora is our people. I would describe the people in our community as hard working individuals that take pride in our community, and are inclined to volunteer. They will be very helpful in offering information about our City and assisting you as you explore our City.
If you have questions about our community please visit us at City Hall, located at 905 13th Street, one block south of the Downtown Square and browse this website, www.cityofaurora.org. The City Staff, myself, and the citizens of Aurora will always do our best to provide you with answers to your questions and assistance that you might need.
Mayor, City of Aurora
Aurora is a progressive community to be a part of.
I’m passionate about my commitment to serve the citizen’s of Aurora. I have a Degree in Business Education and a Masters in Vocational Education from UNL at Kearney. I taught Business Education for 40 years, 36 years at Aurora High School.
My years of service have been on the Aurora Hospital Board for 6 years, the Future Business Leaders Board of Directors for 9 years, the Business Strategic Plan for the State of Nebraska for 3 years, Co-Chair for the Hamilton County Community 2000 Strategic Plan, and a Co-Chair for the Education part for the Hamilton County 2010 Strategic Plan. I was President of the Aurora City Council for the last 2 years.
I’m a member of the Aurora United Methodist Church, the Hamilton Community Foundation, the Foundation Board of Directors for the Future Business Leaders of America, and I serve on the advisory committee for Adult Education and the GED program in Aurora. I’m married to Pat Long and we have three children and 7 grandchildren.