“I met Tom 10 years ago at the gym at Timberlane. He showed up at 5-6am every day, got it done and left sooner than anyone.
Then Tom became councillor and Timberlane (tennis) was closing. I approached him and discussed needing direction on how to raise awareness with the town for the need of year round indoor tennis for all ages in Aurora. He agreed it was needed as all sports need support in a community like Aurora.
I said I would start a website and some social to collect votes from residents who would support year round tennis in Aurora. Over 500+ people voted in support and this tennis traffic would add approximately $12million+ in local economy annually and momentum was good.
Tom explained how to get something on the agenda to be considered before council and mayor. It got on the agenda, residents showed up at council in support, data was presented and it was then soon supported and approved unanimously by council. The team at Marilyn Redvers Tennis Centre was there from day 1 and pushed it through and built an amazing 6 court bubble and club house in a very short time that has been full and active ever since.
I think Tom would be a very efficient and dedicated leader of Aurora and I support him as our new Mayor.”