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Posted on: July 10, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Aurora Named One of the Top 20 Best Run Cities in America

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In a recent study conducted by finance website Wallet Hub, the City of Aurora has been ranked as one of the Top 20 Best Run Cities in America. Overall, Aurora ranked 20th among 150 of the country's largest cities.

"For the second consecutive year, Aurora has earn the distinction of being named in the Top 20 Best Run Cities in America," said Mayor Richard C. Irvin. "While today marks only my second month in office, for the past decade I have had the honor of serving on the Aurora City Council with dedicated public servants and working with stalwart City staff members who are all committed to doing what is best for Aurora. We are very proud that our efforts are being recognized locally, regionally and nationally."

To identify the cities that are managed well by their leaders, WalletHub's analysts compared 150 of the largest U.S. cities across six key dimensions, including financial stability, education, health, safety, economy as well as infrastructure and pollution. These categories were then combined to construct an "Overall City Services" ranking.

"A well-run city isn't just the product of efficient budgeting or well-supplied coffers. It is the fruit of countless other decisions, financial or otherwise, that are made on behalf of the public's best interest," said Wallet Hub officials.

Other cities in the Top 20 with populations close to or greater than Aurora include: Lincoln, NE (18), Virginia Beach, VA (17), Raleigh, NC (14), Louisville, KY (10), Lexington, KY (5), and Boise, ID (3).

For more information about the study, visit

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