Zachary Heronemus, MPA

Executive Director

Zachary Heronemus, MPA, was appointed Executive Director by the Board of Directors and joined Aurora, Inc. in January 2020. He leads the agency’s strategic direction, serves as the chief development officer, and supports its team of professionals who work to prevent and end homelessness in Evansville and the surrounding community. These efforts include Aurora’s valued Rapid-Rehousing, Re-Entry, Permanent Supportive Housing, Housing First, Diversion, and Homeless Street Outreach Programs.

He has spent his professional career in Evansville rooted in public service and has a passion for helping people. Through his experience working in development for United Way, in local government, in community outreach, and most recently as Development Director for Tri-State Food Bank,  Zac has a proven commitment to public service and looks forward to helping lead Aurora in its mission to end and prevent homelessness. He possesses a strong ability to listen, cultivate relationships, focuses strategically in his work, and is very knowledgeable of our community and the tristate. Zac holds an undergraduate degree from USI in Political Science as well as a Master of Public Administration degree from USI.

Zac lives on the eastside of Evansville with his wife of almost 17 years, Megan. They have an 8-year-old son, Jackson, who attends second grade at Harper Elementary and a 1-year-old daughter, Madelyn. He enjoys photography, golfing, camping and fishing with the family, and is an avid UK Wildcats fan (so much that he even goes to the football games if you can believe that).

Join Our Mission

Aurora serves the homeless and those on the edge of homelessness in the Evansville community. Our team not only helps people in need of shelter and supplies, but we strive to prevent and end homelessness altogether in our area. Hundreds of individuals–men, women, children, the disabled, and the re-entry population–are out on the streets at any given night in Evansville. Help us make an impact in our community today by supporting our mission. Any donation amount, whether large or small, can help us move families off the streets and to their new homes.

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