Mayor's Office

Meet the Mayor of Avon Lake

The citizens of Avon Lake elected our new mayor, Mark Spaetzel, to his first term, beginning January 1, 2024.

The mayor is the municipal’s chief executive officer, as well as safety director. Some of his other duties include:

  • Supervises the administration of all municipal departments
  • Executes all contracts on behalf of the municipality
  • Serves as a member of the Planning Commission and the Environmental Affairs Advisory Board.
  • Regularly attends meetings for the following boards and/or committees:
    • Zoning Board of Appeals
    • Economic Development
    • Public Service
    • Finance
    • Safety
    • Human Resources
    • Sewer
    • Avon Lake Regional Water
    • Walker Road Ad Hoc
  • Selects appointees to the following boards/commissions:
    • Zoning Board of Appeals
    • Parks & Recreation Commission
    • Civil Service Commission
    • Digital Media Commission
    • Citizen Tree Commission
    • Income Tax Board of Review
    • Community Reinvestment Area Housing Council
    • Historical Preservation Commission
    • Community Improvement Corporation
  • Approves parade permits, sign requests, electronic sign requests, and light pole banner requests
  • Conducts yearly ward meetings
  • Issues proclamations
  • Officiates weddings, subject to availability