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Chief McCoy’s Lifelong Calling

When Martin McCoy applied to be a police officer at the Auburn Police Department, he was one of 126 applicants for a single position. The APD obviously made the right choice—McCoy has been serving Auburn for nearly 25 years, with the last 17 as Chief of Police. Being in law enforcement wasn’t initially part of […]

Auburn Community Pool: Next Steps

By Norman Yoder, Mayor of Auburn There’s been a lot of discussion about the Auburn Community Pool especially after it was announced that this past summer was its last one of operation. Many want the city to keep the pool open. I understand those sentiments. The pool has been a community asset for 60 years. […]

AFD: A calling to serve

Being a firefighter was in Michael VanZile’s blood. For as long as he can remember, he wanted to be a volunteer firefighter in his hometown, just like his father. “My heroes growing up were the guys in the local fire department,” he recalls. They were bigger than life to me. I admired the way they […]

A Record Year for BPD and Growth in Auburn

By Amy Schweitzer, Director, Building, Planning & Development By all accounts, 2016 was a record year for growth in Auburn. The Department of Building, Planning and Development (BPD), which serves as the clearinghouse for any type of development in the city, issued 1,329 permits—the highest on record. The City of Auburn’s Building Inspector conducted an […]

Help Develop Auburn: Take Part in Survey or Forum

The city of Auburn is participating in the Indiana Hometown Collaboration Initiative (HCI) and needs public input on our community’s economy, quality of life and leadership. HCI is a community development program that aims to make communities like ours more vibrant places to live, work and play. There are two ways you can provide input: […]