May 1, 2022

We would like to recognize and thank the dedicated citizens who serve on the various boards and commissions vital to city government. From Civil Service and Parks and Recreation, to Zoning Board of Appeals, over 75 residents serve on our boards and commissions to help the Mayor’s Office and City Council effectively manage the City. We extend our deepest appreciation to all who make Avon Lake a great place to live and work.

Now that we have seen the last of Old Man Winter, please remember to consult the Building department as you plan your home improvement projects. Compliance with building and zoning codes is essential to ensuring the health and safety of the community. The Building department can be reached at 440-930-4102 or

The 48th annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony will be held on Monday, May 30th. The parade will kick off at Avon Lake High School at 10:00 a.m., followed by the ceremony at 10:30 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park. American Legion Post 211 will hold a ceremony at Lake Shore Cemetery at 9:00 a.m. to recognize those who have served our nation. During the ceremony, residents will be invited to say the name and branch of service of a deceased family member who served in the military. It is a fitting way to pay tribute to those who have sacrificed so much.

The Avon Lake Independence Day celebration will be held on Friday, July 1st at Weiss Field. Entertainment kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with two Avon Lake performances: Seeing Scarlet, named “Best Band in the Land” at the 25th Tri-C High School Rock Off, and Anne E. DeChant. The American Legion Honor Guard will raise the flag during a performance of the National Anthem and America the Beautiful. The Dave Mathews Tribute Band will take the stage at 8:00 p.m., with fireworks beginning at approximately 10:00 p.m. Join us as we celebrate the birth of our great nation.

Save the date! Big Trucks is scheduled for Saturday, September 17th at the Avon Lake Safety Center. After a two-year hiatus, we are bringing back the hands-on experience that has made the event so popular. There will be plenty to explore with fire and police vehicles along with many other pieces of large equipment for kids and adults to enjoy.

Have a safe and happy summer!

Gregory J. Zilka
Mayor, City of Avon Lake