Avon Mayor Bryan Jensen is doing a lot of ribbon-cutting these days. In just the last week, he has helped welcome the American Automobile Association to town as well as Levin Furniture.
There will be more ribbon-cuttings to come as progress in Avon continues at a record pace.
One thing Mayor Jensen does not want to cut, however, is the hometown ties the city enjoys with its civic history and community heritage.
That is why Mayor Jensen visited Avon East Elementary School last week for a question and answer session with Mrs. Jessie Schneeberger’s second grade class. They are currently studying community services and had the opportunity to ask the Mayor questions about his job and other service department jobs in the city.
The students had lots of down-to-earth questions, giving the Mayor a chance to talk about the functions of the police and fire departments, how city services are provided, and how Avon’s growth today is built on a rich past of rural heritage.
“The roads we have today were built on trails that wagon once went over,” said the Mayor. “How many of you have ever seen a wagon?”
It was a lively and upbeat session that allowed students to see the City in real-life terms.
“The most important thing I want you to know is that, even though I am the mayor, I am no different than anyone else,” said Mayor Jensen. “This is my job – just like other people have jobs that they do.”