IN THE HEADLINES
February 14, 2023
Françoise Bergan to Run for a Third City Council Term
“I love Aurora Ward VI”
Aurora, CO - On the fitting occasion of Valentine’s Day, Françoise Bergan launched her campaign to continue representing Ward 6 in southeast Aurora. The only Aurora City Council member ever elected to consecutive terms as Mayor Pro Tempore, she is a former staffing executive and serves as a principled and professional force in a diverse city council.
The most tenured member of the council, Bergan has driven myriad Ward 6 community improvements over her two terms, including the construction of additional parks, trails, and fire stations (adding firetrucks and fire-fighting resources), median landscaping, traffic signals, and calming devices. She sponsored ordinances to combat suburban marijuana grow houses, discourage street racing, and keep neighborhoods safe. The most recent evidence of her impact is the completion of Ward 6’s first city recreation center–the case for which she tenaciously built over years and through changing council members.
In addition to her city council constituent responsibilities, she has served on and chaired most of Aurora’s policy committees. She currently is Chair of Planning and Economic Development, Vice Chair of Management & Finance, and a member of the Water Committee. She also serves on outside boards that include E-470 Public Highway Authority, Opioid Region 9 Governance Board, Aerotropolis Regional Improvement District, and Aurora Economic Development Council.
“Municipal government directly affects the day-to-day lives of my friends and neighbors. Whether advocating for roads, public safety, housing, economic development, recreation, or retail, I’m committed to being a good steward of city revenue and making southeast Aurora the envy of the metro area. I’m honored to be a strong voice for my constituents in city hall,” she said.
August 22, 2019
Aurora leaders say fixing intersection is a top priority after two deadly crashes in two months
August 12, 2019
LETTER: Re-elect Francoise Bergan for Ward VI
Over the past few months, the public and I have had the opportunity to observe and evaluate the perspectives and agendas of the various candidates to City Council for Aurora.
I would like to confidently recommend Francoise Bergan for re-election in Ward VI.
Francoise has had great impact in the quality of life of Ward VI residents with improved traffic control, by bringing a recreation center facility into the Ward limits, the beautification of neighborhood parks and trails as well as median landscaping.
When it comes to safeguarding our property values in Ward VI, Ms. Bergan has advocated on behalf of her constituents and neighborhoods for Xcel transmission line mitigation monies; helped organize neighbors to address drainage/black ice issues in newer developments within the Ward.
In addition to that, she’s supported changes to marijuana city ordinances in regards to nuisance and abatement and has been a constant presence at neighborhood watch meetings.
— Astrid Storey, Aurora, via letters@SentinelColorado.com
August 7, 2019
NEW LOOK FOR AURORA: City finalizes regulations spelling out how new growth in Aurora will take place
A majority of fellow council members disapproved of those changes, with concerns that they weren’t realistic. Councilwoman Francoise Bergan, who represents southeast Aurora, said that region of the city saw a Safeway grocery store go under because it was built before there were enough residents to support it.
March 11, 2019
Francoise Bergan launches Aurora re-election bid
Aurora City Council member Francoise Bergan kicked off her re-election campaign last week to continue to represent Ward 6 in the southeast part of the city.
Her supporters, her campaign said, include Centennial Mayor Stephanie Piko, Aurora Mayor pro-tempore Bob Roth and University of Colorado Regent Heidi Ganahl.
December 20, 2018
Francoise Bergan re-enters council race
Bergan told the Sentinel she filed her intent to run for the seat once again last week.
WALKING THE WARD
Groundbreaking for Aurora's First Inclusive Playground
We had the groundbreaking ceremony on March 19 for Aurora's first Inclusive playground at Red-tailed Hawk Park in Ward Six. This project is an example of how one boy's (Ashaun) wish can be the catalyst for wonderful things to happen. This will be a place for children of all abilities to play together. I am so proud to know how many families will benefit from this collaborative project.
Thanks to Rotary Club of Aurora and Make-a-Wish Foundation, as well as Arapahoe County Open Space and the City of Aurora for making this wish a reality. Also, thanks to Aurora's Art in Public Places Commission for selecting this site for your next public art project. Congratulations to Ashaun and his parents and all the families who will enjoy the playground for years. It opens this summer 2019. Hope to see you there soon!