African American Heritage Advisory Board



Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 African-American Leader of the Year Award that will be presented by the Aurora African-American Heritage Advisory Board during the 15th Annual Heritage Dinner on Friday, February 22, 2019.

The African-American Leader of the Year Award is bestowed upon a local African-American each year who has demonstrated consistent leadership in and committed service to Aurora's African-American community and the City at large.  Previous award recipients are: Judge Keith Brown, Henry Cowherd, Donnell Collins, Alderman Scheketa Hart-Burns, Sherman Jenkins, Cynthia Latimer, Clayton Muhammad, Archie Needham, Lillian Perry, Anthony Stanford, and Dr. Darrell Echols.

Nominations can be made by individuals and organizations by completing the form below  by Monday, December 24, 2018. 


Regular Meetings

  • 5:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Thursday of every month
  • City Hall
    44 E Downer Place
    Room 5A
    Aurora, IL 60505

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes
  • Members

  • Keith Gerald
  • Willie Mayes
  • Adrienne Coleman
  • Kimberly Harris
  • Deborah Goss-Johnson
  • Marc Dale Jr.

  • Avis Miller
  • Cynthia Miller
  • Toshia Moss
  • Telenae Williams Reid
  • Ricky Rodgers
  • Jacquelyn Spires
  • Kyle Welton

About the Board

The African American Heritage Advisory Board is a non-partisan advisory board that is community based and funded by the City of Aurora, serves to educate and act as a bridge between the African American community and all other communities within the City of Aurora. They also hold an annual dinner honoring an African-American citizen of Aurora for their achievements.