Preservation Awards

2020 Mayor’s Awards for Historic Preservation

Award Nominations

Each year, the City of Aurora honors excellence in historic rehabilitation with the Mayor’s Awards for Historic Preservation. The awards recognize owners who make significant exterior improvements while maintaining the historic character of a building.

To qualify for an award, nominated properties should be 50 years old and completed work between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019 but exceptions may be made. Citizens may nominate a historic building by submitting a Mayor’s Award Nomination Form or by calling the number listed below.

The deadline for nominations is April 3, 2020.

Submit completed nomination forms to:

Aurora Preservation Commission
44 E. Downer Place
Aurora, Illinois 60507
In Person: 77 S. Broadway, 2nd Floor
Phone: 630-256-3080

Award recipients receive a plaque and are recognized at the Mayor’s Awards Ceremony (see below).

Mayor’s Awards Ceremony

The 2020 Mayor’s Awards for Historic Preservation will be held:

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
City Council Meeting
Council Chambers, Second Floor
44 E. Downer Place, Aurora, IL

Award Presentation: 6:00 PM

A Reception will be held immediately following at:

David L. Pierce Art & History Center
20 E. Downer Place, Aurora, IL
6:30-8:00 PM

RSVP to Jill Morgan, Planner at 630-256-3080 or [email protected] 

83 S. LaSalle Street