Avon Mayor Bryan Jensen News

From ‘no,no,no’ to ‘grow, grow, grow,’ Avon is an economic juggernaut

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017


By Michele Murphy

Before 1960, Avon was a village of fewer than 5,000 residents. When it became a city in 1961, it struggled with issues that included residents fighting about installation of sanitary sewers and the construction of Interstate 90.

According to a history written by long-time Avon resident Taylor Smith, published in 2005, the state had imposed a building freeze on Avon in 1968. Smith wrote, …Read More

Remembering presidents whose words inspire, motivate and unite

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

By Michele Murphy, columnist for The Press

Presidents Day is next week, and Ohio’s primary election, which may well determine the 2016 presidential nominees, follows soon thereafter.

I know this: Leadership is not easy. Some might suggest that leaders think they sit on a throne. To me, it is often just a hot seat.

So, as America continues to debate the potential strengths and attributes of the current crop …Read More

Mayor reflects on first 100 days in office

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014


By Rebecca Turman

“It’s hard to get used to hearing ‘Mayor Jensen.’”

One hundred days into his mayoral term this Friday, and Avon Mayor Bryan Jensen said he is still growing accustomed to his new title.

Building relationships

Asked what he thought his biggest accomplishment in the first 100 days has been, Jensen said, “Building relationships and making everyone feel more comfortable (working with me).

“I try to make people …Read More

City looks to hire economic development coordinator/assistant planning coordinator

Thursday, February 20th, 2014


By Rebecca Turman

Avon City Council reviewed two ordinances Monday night that, if approved, would create the unclassified position of full-time economic development coordinator/assistant planning coordinator and would place the salary for that position between $60,000 and $70,000.

Council could vote on the ordinances as soon as the Feb. 24 regular meeting.

The role of the economic development coordinator/assistant planning coordinator will be “to focus on attracting commercial …Read More

Planning Commission, Council to review special use permit, agreement for aquatic facility

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014


By Rebecca Turman

The topic of building an Avon aquatic facility behind the Avon Post Office was once again up for discussion at Avon City Council’s work session Monday night.

Council reviewed one ordinance that, if approved, would authorize a special use permit for a public park and an outdoor aquatic facility to be located on approximately 18 acres of the R-1 (single-family residential) city-owned property, referred …Read More