It's a great time to live and work in Avon

As always, there’s a lot of exciting things going on in Avon. We have new businesses calling our community home, new residents are moving to the area, and our schools are bustling with after-school programs, activities and athletics. I’m thankful to call Avon home, and even more thankful to be able to serve as your Mayor. I’m looking forward to my second term and continuing to work alongside all of our employees, residents, and volunteers to keep Avon the great place it is to live.

As we embark on a new year, we often think about resolutions in order to change something about the way we live or how we act – something that hopefully improves ourselves. No matter what your resolution may be, I encourage all of you to take some time to reflect on all the good around you. Whether it’s your loving family, a great job, or just the simplicity of enjoying your favorite coffee in the morning. Unfortunately, not everyone is as lucky. We hear of more and more residents being affected by cancer. We all know someone who has fought with this terrible disease, and we always hope that they win that fight. But that’s not always the case. You never know what someone is going through, so as a community, let’s band together and be more positive, as you never know what someone is going through. Next time you’re behind a slow moving vehicle, are in a traffic jam because of a car accident, or a backed up intersection, take a deep breath. Trust me, I’ve been there too!   Instead of letting the frustration get to you, just let it go. These people may be headed to a doctor’s appointment, to visit a loved one fighting a health issue, or may even be the person involved in the accident that caused the latest backup.  The worst thing to happen is you may arrive at your destination a few minutes later than you planned.  There’s enough negativity in this world, we don’t need to perpetuate it. Instead, try to smile, be thankful, and be aware of all the great things around us!

A quote I heard recently, that rings so true is “Don’t judge people. You never know what kind of battle they are fighting.” In this issue of the newsletter, you’ll see different colors on each page, and ribbons to signify just a few of the types of cancer people may be battling. This is a tribute to their fight.

Here’s to a great 2018! This year, let’s be thankful, cherish those around us, and build an even stronger sense of community in Avon.

Proud to Serve as your Mayor,

Bryan K. Jensen
Mayor, City of Avon