Monday, October 28, 2013
Kevin Ward for Avon mayor
Ward, 44, is currently serving his second-term as Ward 3 Avon Councilman, chairman of Avon Parks and Recreation Committee and member of the city’s finance committee.
When not serving on council, he is a business consultant with the Spartan Group.
He received his degree in business administration from Boston University and a degree in accounting from Cleveland State University. He also received a certificate from Kent State University for successful completion of their Elected Official’s Academy.
If elected to office, Ward said he will encourage new businesses development, secure home values through improvements to roads, utilities and parks and maintain a lasting relationship with the city’s schools, police, and fire departments. He also hopes to improve City Hall’s efficiency and communication through the use of technology and social media.
Recently receiving political backing from fellow city council members Mary Berges, Craig Witherspoon, Dan Urban and Kevin McBride, Ward said he is confident in his abilities to serve as mayor.
“Avon is no longer the small town of many years ago,” Ward said. “Our next mayor will be responsible for a $34 million budget, over 150 employees, and tens of millions of dollars in assets. I have the proven skills and experience to lead and deliver results for the people of Avon from Day One. I will work together with residents, city council, and all city employees to secure Avon’s future and meet the challenges ahead.”
-- Adriana Cuevas, Morning Journal article from Oct. 28, 2013