“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in”
The Village of East Aurora is fortunate to have many citizens who volunteer for the various committees in our community. The Committee's generally serve in in an advisory capacity to the Village Board, with the exception of the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). The ZBA has full power to act on any appeal that comes before them.
The nine member Historic Preservation Commission was established by village ordinance in 1987 while the Planning Commission was originally established in 1926. More information can be found regarding the duties and responsibilities of these committees by clicking the links above or utilizing the drop down menu to the left of this page.
The Village Tree Committee hosts seven members and was established pursuant to Section 240 of the Village Code in 1998. The Tree Board may consider, research, advise, report, and recommend upon any matter or question pertaining to the protection and enhancement of street and park trees. The Tree Board will strive to raise consciousness of the importance of trees to the Village. Meetings of the Tree Board shall be called by the Chairperson, who at this time is Jesse Griffis.
The East Aurora Beautification Committee and the East Aurora Garden Club work hand in hand to make East Aurora the beautiful place it is with a variety of gardening and plantings along Main Street and at the "infamous circle".
Although not a direct committee of the Village, we would be remiss if we did not mention the the Aurora Historical Society.
The mission of the society is to collect, preserve and interpret the rich heritage of the Village of East Aurora and Town of Aurora including documents, artifacts and historical sites as well as be stewards of the Society's museums, structures and collections. The AHS also manages the the Millard Fillmore House Museum, Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum and Aurora Toy Town Museum as well as provide visitor tours for the educational benefit of present and future generations.
The Pedestrian Bicycle Board was founded May 16, 2005 with the premise of establishing pedestrian and bicycle safety for roadways and infrastructure with the Town and Village.
The Cazenovia Creek Sanctuary Citizen Advisory Group was accepted by the Village Board December 20, 2010 to develop and implement a management plan for the Cazenovia Creek Nature Sanctuary. The sanctuary is located on a site formerly known as 445 South Street. Check out the group's activity on Facebook. The group also meets periodicallyat Village Hall. For more information, contact Joan Barton at 716.652.5731.
The Village is thankful to have such wonderful people donate countless hours to help make East Aurora the beautiful and historic place it is destined to be.