Preservation Awards

2023 Mayor’s Awards for Historic Preservation

Preservation Award Nominations

The City of Aurora’s Preservation Commission is looking to honor local property owners who have made significant improvements while maintaining the historic character of their building. Properties eligible for the Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation should be at least 50 years old and generally completed work in the past three years but exceptions may be made.  The nomination form is available here. 

The nomination deadline for the 2023 Historic Preservation Awards will be Friday March 24, 2023 at 5:00 PM.

Please submit completed nomination to:

Aurora Preservation Commission
44 E. Downer Place
Aurora, Illinois 60507
Office Location: 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).


Awards will be presented on May 23, 2023 at City Council at 6:00 PM with reception to follow at the Grand Army of the Republic.

City Council Meeting
Council Chambers, Second Floor
44 E. Downer Place, Aurora, IL

Grand Army of the Republic
23 E. Downer Place, Aurora, IL
6:30-8:00 PM

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

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