ALDERMAN RICK MERVINE                         Ward 8

Rick has been a resident of the 8th Ward since moving his family and business to Aurora from Michigan in 1987.

During those 30+ years, he has a long history of volunteer involvement with the city, its parks, schools and his church.  Since 1981, Rick has run a marketing and management consulting practice with a focus on strategic planning to help small business and organizations grow and plan for that growth. While a resident of Aurora, he has been a strong advocate of community involvement that continues with the establishment of the 8th Ward committee, leadership of the Aurora Sports Festival and other opportunities to add value to our community.

His wife, Phyllis, works at Smith School in Aurora teaching reading skills.  Their adult daughter, Katie, is a proud graduate of Waubonsie Valley High School, the University of Iowa and has completed her master’s degree at Northern Illinois University.

Richard Mervine

Alderman Mervine focuses his work as Alderman and as a member of City Council on the following: 1) As a Ward Alderman – promoting economic development to bring jobs to Aurora and reducing the dependence on residential property tax along with infrastructure improvement and delivery of resident services, and, 2) As a member of the Aurora City Council – Drive economic development expansion and strengthening public safety resources.  First appointed as an Alderman in 2008, he was re-elected in 2009, 2011 and 2015. 

Rick currently serves on the Government Operations Committee of the Aurora City Council and takes an active role in many of the initiatives of our city government that involve responsible spending and strategic planning.  You can reach him by email at:
[email protected] or by phone at (331) 452-5136 or through the 8th Ward website, and on Facebook through his Alderman Rick Mervine Facebook page.