Janet Matthews – Aurora Resident, Writer, Editor, Professional Speaker & Best Selling Author

“Tom Mrakas first caught my eye when I read in his newsletter he planned to present a motion to council to begin the initiative to reform the archaic Ontario Municipal Board, an undertaking I’ve been passionate about for almost 25 years. When his motion passed, he created a team and then followed through by implementing a comprehensive strategy. The result was the creation of the Ontario Municipal Summit, attended by almost 100 elected officials from all over our province. The report resulting from this summit led to the significant – and long overdue reforms to the OMB that had been Tom’s goal from the beginning. This outcome was something that despite a great deal of frustrated appeals from both residents groups and municipal officials from all over Ontario – for over 30 years, not one other person or group had been able to figure out how to do. This is the kind of vision, strategic thinking, follow through and leadership that every city and town wants and needs. It is, as he calls it, Leadership that Works. Aurora has it now in Tom Mrakas – and he has my full support and endorsement.”

Janet Matthews
Writer, Editor, Professional Speaker
Best Selling Author of 4 Canadian Chicken Soup for the Soul titles including
Chicken Soup for the Canadian Soul &
Chicken Soup for the Soul The Spirit of Canada

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