Official website for the City of Aurora, Illinois. Mayor Robert J. O'Connor

Neighborhood Group Support Initiative

Children in the Abbington Trace Neighborhood meet Aurora Firefighters during National Night Out 2016.

The Neighborhood Group Support Initiative helps residents organize in their neighborhoods, giving residents the opportunity to get more information and resources to neighborhoods, voice concerns, and build relationships with the Aurora Police Department. The Initiative began in 2015 at the direction of the Mayor and City Council to strengthen relationships between neighbors, City officials, and police, to reduce crime, build stronger neighborhoods, and improve the quality of life for Aurora residents. When neighbors know each other and patrol officers and residents work together, neighborhoods become safe, friendly places to live.

Neighborhood Group Listing

Find out if an organized neighborhood group exists in your neighborhood here. Residents interested in starting a new neighborhood group should contact the Neighborhood Group Support team at

National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual nationwide campaign held on the first Tuesday in August to bring people out of their homes to build relationships with their neighbors and police officers in an effort to create safer and healthier neighborhoods. NNO events helps build positive relationships between law enforcement and residents and strengthen a sense of community.

Apply for National Night Out Funding

The City of Aurora may provide funds for hosting a National Night Out event. Applications are due June 1 of the same year. Questions? Email

National Night Out Application

Neighborhood Connection Events

Neighborhood Connection events may be hosted by a neighborhood group, an organization, or individual(s) wishing to start a neighborhood group or bring residents together to build interest in a neighborhood group. Neighborhood Connection events bring residents together to help improve quality of life and develop partnerships with city officials and the police department.

Apply for Neighborhood Connection Funding

The City of Aurora may provide funds for hosting a Neighborhood Connection event. Questions? Email

Neighborhood Connection Event application