February 1, 2023

Let your voices be heard! It’s time for the annual ward meetings where residents can learn what’s happening in the community and get answers to their questions. The meetings will be 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wed., March 1 at Learwood Middle School (Wards 1 and 2) and Wed., March 15 at Troy Intermediate School (Wards 3 and 4). We hope to see you there!

Congratulations to members of the city administration who have recently been recognized for outstanding achievement. Human Resources Director, Mary Siwierka, received the Outstanding Fellow honor from the Cleveland State University Leadership Academy. She was selected for this distinction by her fellow classmates for her exceptional work.

The Avon Lake police department received the Platinum AAA Community Traffic Safety Award for their efforts to improve local traffic safety for all modes of travel. The platinum award is given to communities that have documented new, perhaps innovative, traffic safety programs, projects, or initiatives. We are proud of the talented and dedicated members of the city administration.

Thank you to all who supported the Our Safety Our Avon Lake ballot issue. Even though the issue was voted down, we are committed to meeting the safety needs of the community. This has become more challenging due to the increasing EMS call volume and high number of housing starts. We will continue to study ways to provide the services residents and businesses have come to expect.

And finally, demolition of the former NRG power plant on Lake Rd. has begun. Please visit www.AvonLake.org for updates. We are excited to see what the future holds for this prime lakefront location.

Gregory J. Zilka
Mayor, City of Avon Lake