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Pursuing Service with the AFD

For one volunteer Auburn Fire Department (AFD) recruit, firefighting is in his blood. For another, volunteer firefighting just seemed like a natural extension of his life in public service. While different paths led Cody LaRowe and Will Ternet to pursue the AFD’s volunteer firefighter program, they share a common experience: It’s one of the most […]

Sixth and Main Revitalization Project Pours New Life into Downtown

By Amy Schweitzer, Administrator, Department of Building, Planning & Development This past February, the City launched the Sixth and Main Street Revitalization Project to invest in vital infrastructure improvements in Downtown Auburn. The project—which was funded in part by a $500,000 grant from the Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs—is now complete! If you’ve […]

The Threat of Polluted Storm Water Run-off

Part of our quarterly Storm Water Series by Todd Sattison, WPC Program Coordinator Storm water runoff occurs when precipitation from rain or snowmelt flows over the ground. Impervious surfaces like driveways, sidewalks and streets prevent storm water from naturally soaking into the ground. And in those cases, storm water can pick up debris, chemicals, dirt […]

Downtown Revitalization Efforts Include Streetlight Upgrades

By Chris Schweitzer, General Manager, City of Auburn Electric Department The City of Auburn and Auburn Electric have launched a streetlight upgrade program for downtown and other primary corridors. Beginning with a pilot project this week, residents will begin to see existing “cobra head” streetlights replaced with decorative LED fixtures. These upgrades are an important […]

Designate Auburn’s West Side as State Opportunity Zone

By Amy Schweitzer, Department of Building, Planning & Development The City of Auburn has a big opportunity in front of us, and we need your help by Friday, March 23. One DeKalb County Census Tract (or area) is eligible to be designated an Opportunity Zone for the next 10 years. For Auburn, that Census Tract […]