The Avon Lake Board of Municipal Utilities (the Board) and Avon Lake Regional Water mourn the loss of Board Member Randy Phillips. Mr. Phillips passed away on December 5, 2021.
“I have worked alongside Randy Phillips on the Board since 2006, and considered him a font of wisdom and legal savvy. He leaves some very large shoes for the Board to fill. My wife Patrice and I, along with the Board, extend our deepest sympathy to Randy’s wife Cindy and his mother Mary, recently widow of Randy’s father, Robert. Cindy and Mary are both Avon Lake residents, and I hope the community will support them in this time of need.” said John Dzwonczyk, Chairman of the Avon Lake Board of Municipal Utilities.
Mr. Phillips was first elected to the Board in 2006 and served from 2006 to 2015. He returned to the Board in 2017 to complete the term of former Board member Rob Berner. During his service, Mr. Phillips voted to authorize critical infrastructure improvements to Avon Lake Regional Water’s distribution & collection system, which greatly benefits all Avon Lake customers today. In addition, his legal guidance helped Avon Lake Regional Water staff navigate through these improvements and general operation of the organization.
“Today’s news is a loss for our organization and the City of Avon Lake. Randy greatly appreciated the opportunity to serve the Avon Lake community through his membership on the Board,” said Robert Munro, Chief Utilities Executive of Avon Lake Regional Water. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Phillips family during this difficult time.”
Arrangements and services will be announced at a later time by the family.