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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

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.

Main Street CDBG/Street Design

Please note that the Main Street CDBG/Street Design that was scheduled for the Village Work Session on Monday February 22, 2021 at 6 pm has been moved to the Village Work Session scheduled for Monday March 1, 2021 at 6 pm.  Please accept our apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused those considering coming to the February 22 meeting.  

Special Work Session February 2, 2021

The Village Board has scheduled a Special Work Session - This meeting will be in Executive Session – regarding Personnel – in matters leading to the appointment, employment, promotion, demotion, discipline, suspension, dismissal or removal of a particular person or corporation. 

Special Work Session Agenda

Leaf Schedule for 2020

The Public Works Department asks that you please place your leaves at the curb and do not mix brush/yard waste or trash with leaves.  Thank you!

2020 Leaf Schedule

Erie County Back to Business Grant Program

On behalf of the County Executive I wanted to pass along information regarding the Erie County Back to Business Grant Program that was announced yesterday that will aid small businesses around the County dealing with the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.