Organizations & Clubs

Avon Lake’s organization and club offerings are as diverse as our residents’ interests. Whether you’re interested in community service, nature or health/wellness – there’s something for you. Helping many of these organizations thrive is the Avon Lake Community Council. The Council helps with membership, fundraising and resource sharing. They also recognize the outstanding achievements of residents and organizations through our Citizen of the Year/Project of the Year Award.

Avon Lake Community Council

The Avon Lake Community Council is made up of community organizations, including local service groups, businesses, sports programs and others. These organizations meet four times a year to share knowledge and work together to help with membership, fundraising and resource sharing. In addition, the Council sponsors an event; Citizen of the Year, which honors a volunteer for outstanding achievements in the area of community service, and Project of the Year, which honors a project that merits community-wide  recognition. If your organization would like to be a part of the Avon Lake Community Council, please email Marty O’Donnell.

Avon Lake Community Council Roster (Updated 10/29/2019)

Avon Lake Athletic Boosters
Avon Lake Boat Club
Avon Lake Citizen Tree Commission
Avon Lake City Schools Foundation
Avon Lake Community Garden
Avon Lake Democrats
Avon Lake Kiwanis Club
Avon Lake Lacrosse Club
Avon Lake Public Library
Avon Lake Regional Water
Avon Lake Saddle Club
Avon Lake Soccer Organization
Avon Lake Sports Hall of Fame
Avon Lake Waterfront Corporation
Avon-on-the-Lake Garden Club
Camp Imagine
Community Resource Services
Friends of the Parks in Avon Lake Inc.
Heritage Avon Lake
Love-A-Stray
Music on a Mission
North Coast Chamber of Commerce
North Coast Community Woodshop
North Coast Rotary Club

Citizen of the Year/Project of the Year

Each year, the Community Council honors two outstanding achievements in our community: (1) a volunteer who has excelled in the area of community service and (2)
as a project that merits community-wide recognition.

Past Awardees

With continued appreciation, below is a list of the Community Council's past honorees:

Citizen of the Year Award

2009 - Kay Usher, Betty Kinsner
2010 - Erma Haverback, Mary Pease
2011 - Linda Moyse
2012 - Mary Pajak
2013 - Gerry Paine
2014 - Anita Hlava
2015 - Ray Frank, Gerry Vogel
2016 - Jean Sekulic, Sherry Spenzer
2017 - Sandra Gerhan
2018 - Thomas and Tomie Patton

Project of the Year Award

2009 - Avon Lake Garden Club
2010 - Peter Miller Museum
2011 - Connor Musial, Gerry Vogel
2012 - Avon Lake Community Garden, Bruce Peepers and Dale Cracas
2013 - Concession Stand, Avon Lake Youth Baseball Federation
2014 - Storybook Trail, Avon Lake Public Library and Lorain County Metro Parks
2015 - Hay Day, The Saddle Club
2016 - Children's Garden, Avon Lake Public Library
2017 - Fish Fry, Avon Lake Boat Club and Piebald Deer, Love-A-Stray
2018 - Scholarship Program, Avon Lake Kiwanis