Adrienne Holloway, City of Aurora innovation and core services department director, keynoted the​ ​​Jan. 2 meeting of Invested Neighbors, a networking group of Aurora University-area residents.

In added photo, Fifth Ward resident Fran Berg, left, chats with Holloway before her remarks.

Holloway said the innovation team, including technical division and community resources employees, works with city staff, community partners and citizens to investigate and solve challenges with creative solutions.

Future Invested Neighbors meetings will be held at 7 p.m. in the Homer Easley Room at Aurora University’s STEM school, 349 S. Gladstone Ave. in Aurora, on March 6, May 1, July 3, Sept. 4 and Nov. 6. Guest speakers in addition to Fifth Ward Alderman Carl Franco and Aurora Police Department officers will be announced.

The public is invited. Admission and parking are free.​ ​​ Call (630) 892-6803 for more information.​