Dan Zegarac is running for an at-large seat on Avon City Council.
Name: Dan Zegarac
Education: Avon High School, Attended Kent State University, continued education in Managing Retail Operations.
Family: Children Dan, 29; Joe, 26; Bob, 23; Paul, 20; and Katie, 17.
Years residing in Avon: 49.
Occupation: Sales Manager at Ganley Chevrolet. Have successfully managed companies with 50 to 100 employees and more than $30 million in yearly sales. 30+ successful years of business and management experience.
Previous political office sought or held: Avon City Council, at-large.
Most recent political affiliation: Independent.
Candidate statement: In my many years of living in Avon, these current times are proving to be some of the most exciting and interesting times that I have ever experienced!
Avon has become one of the nicest and most desirable places to live, raise a family, shop, dine, or enjoy the many amenities here that we call our home. This is very obvious as many people in northern Ohio have chosen to make Avon their home. The improvements to our city have made it attractive toresidents and visitors alike. Many people here have enjoyed decades of friendships as well as the opportunity to make new friends.
It is a pleasure and an honor to serve on Council for the City of Avon. I consider it a responsibility and privilege that I do not take lightly.
The biggest issues facing Avon continue to be managing growth and the effect that growth has on our residents' quality of life. It is important that we complete the Nagel Road interchange as efficiently and timely as possible so that Avon can begin to receive the numerous benefits from this project, including increased revenue to our city. We have accomplished much in terms of infrastructure improvements and must continue to do so. We have more roads and bridges in need of repair or replacement.
Our flood reduction plans need to continue to move forward as well. We may need to look at a large city water retention area to help with flood reduction. Sanitary holding tanks have been mentioned as a possibility to help during times when the French Creek Interceptor is at capacity. There will continue to be issues that will require much thought and research.
If we proceed to focus on the present, but also keep an eye on our future, we will be able to keep Avon an affordable and desirable place to live.