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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

July 4th Celebration

Schedule for July 4th Celebration:

July 3rd - Fireworks at Dusk - Veterans Park

July 4th - 10am - Power Wheels Race - Main St

July 4th - 11am - Soap Box Derby - Main St

July 4th - 11am - Chicken BBQ/Food Stands - Russell Park

July 4th - 4:15 pm - Kiddie Parade - Main St

July 4th - 4:30 pm - Gala Parade - Main St

Akron Celebration Committee - www.celebrateakron.org

2020 Annual Water Quality Report

Please find below the 2020 Village of Akron Annual Water Quality Report.

Annual Water Quality Report for 2020

Potential Splash Pad

Please note that a Public Information Meeting is scheduled for June 7, 2021 at 7 pm at the Village Hall for the purpose of discussing a potential splash pad in Russell Park or the Village owned property on Eckerson Avenue.

2021-2022 Final Budget

The Village Board passed the final budget for 2021-2022 at the April 26, 2021 Village Board Special Meeting, please see the final budget below:

2021-2022 Final Budget

Erie County Dept of Health SHOTS TODAY

The ECDOH mobile unit is on the road in the Village of Akron, 21 Main Street, today (5/5) until 6pm offering first doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for ages 16+. Appointments suggested, walkins welcome. Call (716) 858-2929 to register or visit tinyurl.com/Akron0505. #getvaccinated

Special Meeting scheduled for March 29, 2021

The Mayor has requested a Special Meeting scheduled Monday March 29, 2021 at 5:30 pm at the Village Hall. This meeting will be held in Executive Session regarding personnel/employment matters leading to the appointment, employment, promotion, demotion, discipline, suspension, dismissal or removal of a particular person or corporation.

Special Meeting scheduled for March 22, 2021

The Mayor has requested a Special Meeting scheduled Monday March 22, 2021 at 5:30 pm at the Village Hall.  This meeting will be held in Executive Session regarding personnel/employment matters leading to the appointment, employment, promotion, demotion, discipline, suspension, dismissal or removal of a particular person or corporation.

3/16/21 Village of Akron Election Results

The results below are for the Village of Akron election held today, March 16, 2021.

E. Peter Forrestel II - received 37 votes (Elected)

Darrin L. Folger - received 37 votes (Elected)

Both ran unopposed.

The elected candidates will officially take office on Monday April 5, 2021.

Village of Akron Elections

Reminder that the Village of Akron Elections are scheduled for March 16, 2021 from Noon - 9:00 pm in the lower level of the Village Hall.  Trustees E. Peter Forrestel and Darrin L. Folger are running for re-election.

State of Emergency Declaration

Mayor Patterson extended the State of Emergency for the Village of Akron until April 7, 2021 due to the Corornavirus Pandemic.