Mayor Ann Womer Benjamin administered the oath of office April 1st to Aurora’s new Economic Development Director, Holly Harris Bane.
Harris Bane will work closely with the Mayor, Aurora’s Economic Development Board, Aurora’s Chamber of Commerce and the Portage Development Board to retain and build on the city’s commercial and industrial base. With a B.A. in Communication from the University of Toledo and master’s degrees from The Ohio State University and University of Akron, Ms. Harris Bane brings extensive experience in project management and economic and market development to the position. In addition, having had high level positions at University of Akron and at the state level, she brings statewide experience and networks to Aurora.
Council approved her appointment at its March 9, 2020 meeting.