About the Council
The Aurora City Council consists of nine members, who are elected from a total of six wards. Three of the members serve at-large and represent the entire community. Each of the remaining members represents one of the six wards.
The City of Aurora is a mayor-council form of government, with a chartered municipality. The council functions as the legislative body of the city and the mayor oversees the administrative branch of the city as chief executive officer. By charter, the city council exercises such responsibilities as adopting ordinances and resolutions governing local law, approving the city's annual budget, approving recommendations from the various boards, committees, and commissions of the city, and addressing the concerns of their constituents.