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Population: 201,110 / Mayor Richard C. Irvin

This city has a smart cities award.

Mayor Irvin has set the goal to make the City of Aurora a regional technology hub. CIO Michael Pegues is driving their smart city efforts from plan to execution to achieve this goal.

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  • Comprehensive roadmap of short and long term technology initiatives aimed at positioning our great City as a technology and innovation leader.

  • This Technology Strategic Plan provides us with a roadmap of short and long term technology initiatives aimed at building the necessary foundations to ensure that our people, processes and businesses thrive.

  • Poised to become a sandbox for innovation, Aurora is partnering with world-class companies and investing in smart city infrastructure to become a leading-edge urban development hub for the State of Illinois and beyond.

  • The City of Aurora is using Marketplace.city for a Smart Sourcing process to lower cost, time and risk in their technology procurement.

  • The River Edge smart park will enrich citizen experience, drive economic development and engage the local community.

  • We provide access to a robust, highly available metro ethernet network and the Internet to advance economic development opportunity and the community support business growth requires.

  • Learn about Aurora's Smart Community plan through conversations with Mayor Richard Irvin, CIO Michael Pegues, Roger Fahnestock, CIO of Kane County and Keith Gerald, executive director, OnLight Aurora—all of which help identify how technology can help with both sustainability and resiliency.

  • The city of Aurora, will get eight informational, high-tech kiosks with a variety of services, possibly as soon as the spring of 2019

  • The Aurora Police Department is the first police force in the state to partner with Ring, a new watchdog app that will bring users real-time crime and safety information specifically catered to their neighborhood.

  • Aurora approves connection of fiber network to Naperville.

  • The City of Aurora partnered with ZenCity to implement a citizen engagement tool to help them better connect with their citizens. The tool helps quantify the thoughts and experiences of citizens across communication channels and data sources in order to gain meaningful and actionable insights.