The State of the City of Aurora (Aim Ideas Summit 2017)
with City Manager Guinevere Emery, City of Aurora
A special production of Comcast Newsmakers from the Accelerate Indiana Municipalities Idea Summit at the Old National Events Center in Evansville, Indiana. The annual summit features local officials from across the state as they visit together in exchange of development ideas, economic success and needs.
This segment highlights the city of Aurora by City Manager Guinevere Emery. Hosted by Taylor Bennett. Part 1 of 1.
Read a partial transcript of the interview here:
Bennett: Such a beautiful riverfront area...do you ever try to capitalize on that
Emery: Absolutely. Our access to the Ohio River...it's one of our greatest assets. To be able to connect cities along the river...its beautiful.
Bennett: You have some small businesses and not a lot of big industry in the immediate area. Do you find challenges with that
Emery: There are challenges. Especially when you consider historic Main Street versus the US-50 corridors with the big box facilities. It's a different landscape than it was 50, 20, 10, 5 years ago.
Bennett: ...bike share program
Emery: The River City Bike Share Program is a partnership between Aurora and Lawrenceburg. It is similar to what you see in Indianapolis, Paris, France, etc.. The premise was connectivity. It highlights 5 components in neighborhood revitalization, downtown revitalization, outdoor recreation/quality of place, riverfront access/development. Once we received funding, it took about 8-9 months to pursue funding...as soon as we did this, the city of Lawrenceburg came to the table and offered to join with us in Aurora to make this program bigger and just expand it.
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Produced by: Heartland Newsmakers Team