Eric Melcher was officially appointed City Administrator for the City of Aurora in June 2015. Four years prior to that he was the Public Works Director, Zoning Administrator and Floodplain Manager prior to that Eric’s responsibilities included the utilities as Utility Superintendent as well as Zoning Administrator and Floodplain Manager for the City of Aurora. Although, Eric began his tenure with the City of Aurora as Foreman of the Water and Sewer Department in 1998 after 16 years of public service in another community as Utility Superintendent beginning in April of 1983. He was appointed Chairman of the Steering Committee to initiate the development of Nebraska Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network (NEWARN) “Communities Helping Communities during and after Natural Disasters” and was eventually elected President of NEWARN from 2009 – 2015, was Nebraska Section Waterworks Association (NSAWWA) Trustee for 3 years, Treasurer for 2 years and elected President in 2017, was Nebraska Planning and Zoning Association South Central District President 2016 – 2017 following his appointment as a board member. Appointed to the Board of Directors of the Nebraska Diggers Hotline of Nebraska in 2004 to present. Eric received several awards throughout his tenure (36 years) in Community Service for his leadership, career skills, dedication and commitment. Eric is a Member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aurora. He and his wife Brenda have five grown children, Jaysen and Amy of Genoa NE, Janniffer of Bennington NE, Janelle and Chris of Lincoln NE, Justin and Allison of Bennington NE, Jared and Emily of Grand Island NE and nine grandchildren.
Last modified: July 27, 2018