Thursday, July 23, 2020

Neighborhood News

City of Aurora
Housing and Community Services
Neighborhood Liaisons

15151 E. Alameda Parkway, 4th Floor
Aurora, CO 80012 Phone: 303.739.7280

Thank you for your interest in the city of Aurora's Housing and Community Services Department. We connect Aurorans to events, programs, and resources that build strong families, safe neighborhoods, and a diverse community. Additionally, we are a link between community members and their local government and serve as a trusted source of information for the Aurora community.

Inside your latest Neighborhood News:

·     COVID-19 Resources
·     2020 Census Reminder
·     Walk For the Canal
·     Arapahoe County Open Spaces Master Plan Survey
·     Aurora Mobile Food Pantry

COVID-19 Resources

Frequently updated:
·     City of Aurora:
·     State of Colorado:
·     Tri-County Health Department:
·     211 Colorado:

2020 Census Reminder

Have you filled out your Census questionnaire? 

Every resident is worth $2,300 in federal funding to the city of Aurora every year for 10 years.  

You count! 

Consider calling or text 5 people you personally know to ask them to complete the survey at or 1(844) 330-2020.

Walk For the Canal

You’re invited to Walk for the Canal!

A walking challenge to support your 71-mile High Line Canal, presented by the Friedman Family Foundation.

Join the High Line Canal Conservancy’s outdoor challenge to raise funds for tree planting and other improvements for the treasured High Line Canal. For 71 days starting August 1, we’re coming together as one Canal community - at your own pace, on your own time, in your own way - in support of the Canal.

Challenge: Set a distance-based goal and walk, run, ride, roll, skip or scoot (or however you choose) over 71 days. Get pledges for your miles and get moving outdoors!

Dates: August 1 – October 10 (71 days)
Location: Recreate on the Canal, in your neighborhood or anywhere you choose to reach your goal.

The challenge allows participants to get involved in a variety of ways that fit their own schedules and motivation. Register today at

Arapahoe County Open Spaces Master Plan Survey

Arapahoe County Open Spaces is asking residents to take an online Open Spaces Master Plan survey to share their thoughts about the future of County parks, trails and open spaces. This important survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete and can be taken anytime from July 8th – 24th.

All Arapahoe County residents are eligible to participate. Responses will remain anonymous and will help guide how Arapahoe County parks, trails and open space lands are preserved, enhanced and enjoyed for the next decade and beyond.

Take the survey in English here:

Take the survey in Spanish here:

Visit for an overview of the planning process and to sign up for project updates.

Aurora Mobile Food Pantry

Since launching on May 20, the Aurora Mobile Food Pantry has provided food to more than 10,000 community members, totaling 140,000 pounds of food, or 150,000 meals. The pantry continues every week through Aug. 26 at various locations throughout the city. This Mobile Food Pantry program is part of the city’s continuous efforts to provide needed services to the community in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

July events will take place every Thursday at Overland High School, 12400 E. Jewell Ave. Beginning in August, distribution will move to every Wednesday at Town Center at Aurora, 14200 E. Alameda Ave (enter from Alameda Ave. and S. Crystal St.). Distribution will begin at 10 a.m. each day until all food has been distributed.

Food items vary by week but have included: ready to eat meals, canned and boxed goods, grains, fresh produce and dairy, juice, and protein such as eggs, fish, and chicken. On average, the food provided to each household is enough to feed a family of four for five days.

Aurora Interfaith Community Services, in partnership with Food Bank of the Rockies and We Don’t Waste, will provide food for July events with the goal of serving 2,000 community members each week. Aurora Animal Services and Colorado Pet Pantry also distribute pet food and supplies on a weekly basis. To date, more than 11,000 pounds of pet food have been distributed via the Mobile Food Pantry. 

For July, the Mobile Food Pantry will also include diapers and other baby items from WeeCycle, as well as books and at-home activities for children provided by Aurora Public Libraries. 

All Aurora households are eligible, and emergency food kits are also available for those experiencing homelessness. 

If you are driving to the mobile food pantry, remain in your car and wait your turn in line; do not park and leave your vehicle. If you are walking, please remember to practice social distancing while waiting your turn and wear a face covering.

The Aurora Mobile Food Pantry requires the support of more than 50 volunteers every week. For volunteer opportunities, contact or 303.739.7281.

Get Connected & Stay Informed

City Newsletters: sign up to receive newsletters from various departments within the city of Aurora

Town Hall Meetings: listing of upcoming town hall meetings hosted by city council members to meet with community members and business owners.

City Council Meetings: listing of upcoming city council meetings. Aurora City Council meetings are held on scheduled Mondays at the Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway.

City Events Calendar: provides highlights of city of Aurora events, meetings, and classes.

Property Search: use this tool to locate your council member, code officer, police area representative (PAR) officer, and neighborhood liaison. To use, enter your address into the search bard at the top-left of the page, then click the appropriate tab below such as My Property.

City of Aurora | Housing and Community Services | Neighborhood Liaisons | 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Ste. 4500, Aurora, CO 80012 | 303.739.7280