Mayor Richard C. Irvin was sworn-in as the 59th Mayor of Aurora on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Mayor Irvin was born and raised in Aurora and is a graduate of East Aurora High School. He also holds a B.A. from Robert Morris College and a Law Degree from Northern Illinois University.
A proud Veteran of the U.S. Army, Mayor Irvin served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He has taught at Robert Morris College, Northern Illinois University and as a substitute teacher at East Aurora School District 131. Mayor Irvin is a former Prosecutor for Kane County State's Attorney's Office; Program Founder for Aurora Community based Prosecutor Weed and Seed Program in Aurora. He also worked as an assistant State's Attorney for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. Mayor Irvin has served as a Community Leader by participating on the 708 Mental Health Inc. Executive Board, the Illinois Coalition for Community Services Executive Board, the Institute for Public Safety Partnerships as a Police Trainer and as a Big Brothers and Big Sisters Volunteer. Mayor Irvin previously served as Alderman At-Large from 2007-2017. He is a proud father to daughter, Devon and a son, Quinn.