Mayor, City of Anaheim
Director Tom Tait was re-elected as the Mayor of Anaheim in November 2014, campaigning on a platform of bringing the core values of freedom and kindness to the culture of the City and upholding public safety and civic upkeep as the City of Anaheim's top priorities. Director Tait's election comes after three previous terms on the Anaheim City Council. In 1995, he was appointed to fill a vacancy and complete an unexpired term on the City Council and was subsequently elected by the voters in November 1996 to serve a full four-year term, was re-elected without a challenge in 2000, and served as Mayor Pro Tem from 2002-2003 and first elected as Mayor in 2010.
Director Tait brings considerable experience to California's tenth largest city, having also served on the Anaheim Planning Commission, the Anaheim Budget Advisory Commission, and as a member of the Anaheim Community Block Grant Foundation. He also served as Anaheim's representative on board of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and has been active in the community, where he was an advisory board member of the Anaheim Family YMCA and the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center.
Director Tait received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wyoming and earned a Masters degree in Business Administration from Vanderbilt University with a concentration in Finance. He received a Juris Doctorate degree from Vanderbilt in 1985.
Director Tait is a member of the California State Bar, and is president of Tait & Associates, Inc. and Tait Environmental Services, an engineering and environmental services firm with offices throughout the western United States.
Tait and his wife, Julie, have four children. They have resided in Anaheim for over twenty years.