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The Village of Akron is located in Western New York about 25 miles east of Buffalo and 50 west of Rochester. Akron is a place for your residence or business. You'll like it here!

Akron was founded in 1849 and is over 150 years old. It has gone through cycles of growth and prosperity with some of its history reflected in this web site. We have a strong industrial base that provides jobs, low property taxes and supports a complex infrastructure of municipal electric, water and wastewater systems. We have a cross section of homes in various settings, and periods, all focused around a quaint central business district. Akron is located within minutes of major shopping malls, sporting events including the NFL Buffalo Bills football and NHL Buffalo Sabres hockey teams. Cultural activities include parks, concerts, recreation, summer fairs, celebrations, and parades, volunteer organizations and just plain good company.

Akron is unique in village government as the Akron Water System flows through Wyoming, Genesee and Erie County. The Akron Water Plant is located in the Town of Darien in Genesee County with the Akron water reservoir located in the Town of Bennington in Wyoming County. Having a Village sewer plant sized for residential and industrial growth, along with a municipal electric utility system that has historically provided electricity at a very low rate, make Akron very attractive to business and residents alike. All physical plants are kept up to date and funded through capital projects are planned well six or more years into the future. We work to keep permit fees for buildings and village services highly competitive and pride ourselves on customer service. The Mayor and Board of Trustees have historically focused on keeping governmental costs down and establishing partnerships with surrounding municipalities wherever it is of mutual value.

Akron has it own fire and police departments that are highly respected. A New York State police presence is located within village limits. Akron has a planning board and a zoning board for resident and business property owner protection.

Above all, Akron is a warm friendly place, a place to take a walk on a warm summer night and just enjoy the community spirit. Akron is truly a special place to live, work, establish a business and enjoy!

Village of Akron, 21 Main Street, Akron, NY 14001

Phone: 716-542-9636

Fax: 716-542-5586

Latest News

07/07/17 Joint Comprehensive Plan Open House

Please join us at the Joint Comprehensive Plan Open House on August 8, 2017 at the Newstead Hown Hall, where the goal is to ensure an orderly and manageable level of population growth for both the Town of Newstead and the Village of Akron. Doors open at 6 pm and the presentation starts at 7 pm.

06/22/2017 July 4th Celebration

July 4th Celebration will be held on July 3rd and July 4th. Fireworks in Veterans Park with Food Stands is scheduled for July 3, 2017.  A Chicken BBQ and Food Stands will be located in Russell Park on July 4th with the Power Wheels Race at 10:00 am and the Soapbox Derby at 10:30 am along Main Street from Church Street to Clinton Street. The Kiddie Pararde will begin at 4:15 pm followed by the Gala Parade at 4:30 pm 

06/05/2017 Bank of Akron collecting Village Taxes

The Bank of Akron will now be accepting payments for Village taxes at all their locations.

05/23/17 Sewer Plant receives NYS Rural Water Association Award

Village of Akron Sewer Plant Foreman, Robert J. Lucia and Robert C. Lucia were presented the 2017 New York Rural Water Association "Wastewater System of the Year" in recognition of their forward thinking and commitment in protecting the environment at the NY Rural Water Association Workshop on May 23, 2017.  Great job guys!

05/12/2017: Memorial Day Celebration

The Akron Memorial Day Celebration will be held on Monday May 29, 2017 at 9:00 am beginning with a parade down Main Street with stops at Russell Park and the Akron Fire Hall for ceremonies. 

05/04/2017: Akron Chamber of Commerce Thursday Cruise Night Events

The Akron Chamber of Commerce has just released its 2017 Thursday Cruise Night Schedule.  Cruise Night will take place on Main Street, in the Village of Akron, from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM starting on May 25, 2017.  The weekly schedule is as follows:

05/25/17 - 2017 Season Opener

06/01/17 - American Motors

06/08/17 - Bugs & Brits

06/15/17 - Corvette

06/22/17 - Tuners / Imports

06/29/17 - Topless Night

07/06/17 - Tractor Night

07/13/17 - Truck Night

07/20/17 - Blue Oval - Ford, Lincoln, Mercury

05/04/2017: Document Shredding Event Saturday May 6, 2017

The Village of Akron & the Town of Newstead will be offering a free document shredding event for the residents of the Village of Akron & the Town of Newstead on Saturday May 6, 2017 from 9:00 AM to Noon at the Joint Municipal Facility located at 12707 Clarence Center Road.  All documents will be destroyed on site and no appointment is needed.  There is a 7 box/container limit of shredding material per address.

05/02/2017: Village Board Passes 2017-2018 Village Budget

New York State instituted their property tax cap back in 2012 and each year that it has been in effect, the Village of Akron has stayed below those limitations.  By doing so it has put a squeeze on how the village has operated over the past five years.  We have not invested in our infrastructure; equipment has not been updated and we have made cuts to public safety when trying to find ways to obsorb other cost that have increased more than 15% each year over that same time.

04/27/2017: Village of Akron/Town of Newstead Joint Comprehensive Plan Update Public Meeting May 16, 2017

The Village of Akron/Town of Newstead are drafting an update to its Comprehensive Master Plan.  Our consultant, Wendel Companies, will be holding its 1st public meeting within the community to discuss the goals, policies and objectives of both the Town and the Village on Tuesday May 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Newstead Town Hall.  It is a wonderful opportunity to help plan the future of our communities.  The updated plan will not be successful without extensive public participation.

04/26/2017: Document Shredding Event Saturday May 6, 2017

The Village of Akron & the Town of Newstead will be offering a free document shredding event for the residents of the Village of Akron & the Town of Newstead on Saturday May 6, 2017 from 9:00 AM to Noon at the Joint Municipal Facility located at 12707 Clarence Center Road.  All documents will be destroyed on site and no appointment is needed.  There will be a 7 box/container limit of shredding material per address.