Mayor Richard C. Irvin was elected the 59th Mayor of Aurora on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 and was sworn-in on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.
Mayor Irvin was born and raised in Aurora and is a graduate of East Aurora High School. He also holds a B.A. from Robert Morris College and a Law Degree from Northern Illinois University.
A proud Veteran of the U.S. Army, Mayor Irvin served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He has taught at Robert Morris College, Northern Illinois University and as a substitute teacher at East Aurora School District 131.
Mayor Irvin is a former Prosecutor for Kane County State's Attorney's Office; Program Founder for Aurora Community based Prosecutor Weed and Seed Program in Aurora. He also worked as an assistant State's Attorney for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.
He previously served as Alderman At-Large from 2007-2017.
Mayor Irvin has served as a Community Leader by participating on the 708 Mental Health Inc. Executive Board, the Illinois Coalition for Community Services Executive Board, the Institute for Public Safety Partnerships as a Police Trainer and as a Big Brothers and Big Sisters Volunteer.
In 2019, Mayor Irvin was named the National Small Business Advocate of the Year by the United States Conference of Mayors, a distinguished given to a mayor who is a member of the national organization comprised of 1,400 mayors in America.
Mayor Irvin's priorities for the first term of his administration are: