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Service at the Heart of BPD’s Growth and Development

When she entered Ball State’s College of Architecture and Planning,  Amy Schweitzer thought her future was in architecture. She quickly found out, though, that it wasn’t the field of study she wanted to pursue. “Architecture seemed more about high-end design, and I was more interested in the practicality and functionality of design,” she explains. “I […]

State of the City

By Norm Yoder, Mayor, City of Auburn Last night I gave my final State of the City address. I’ve been blessed to serve Auburn as Mayor for the past 19-plus years—though it seems like just yesterday when I took the oath of office on December 31, 1999, just before Y2K. My years as Mayor have […]

AES Continues Network Improvements in 2019

By Chris Schweitzer, Auburn Essential Services AES is in a time of growth and investment—and it’s all focused on our subscribers and giving them the best experience possible. In the spring of 2017, we told you about interconnection upgrades to our network to accommodate future growth. These interconnection improvements included: Increased bandwidth capacity (by more […]

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 […]

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 […]