Tom Tait

Former Mayor
City of Anaheim

Tom Tait is CEO of TAIT & Associates (, a national engineering and environmental company.

In November 2010 Tom was elected Mayor of Anaheim and re-elected to his second term in November 2014. He was termed out of office in December of 2018.

Tom ran on a platform of bringing the values of kindness and freedom to the culture of the city.

He was inspired to run on this platform by a 6 year old girl and her father, a holistic doctor, who believed that, like a body, a city can heal holistically, as opposed to simply treating the symptoms.

As mayor, Tom promoted Anaheim as a City of Kindness. Under his Kindness Initiative, Anaheim Elementary School District students fulfilled a pledge to complete 1 million acts of kindness.

Inspired by Anaheim’s “million acts of kindness”, Mayor’s throughout the country have committed to fostering a culture of kindness in their cities to build social infrastructure and stronger more resilient communities.

Tom has been invited to discuss his Anaheim kindness initiative at United States Congress, The White House, The Yale School of Management CEO Leadership Institute, The U.S. Conference of Mayors, and The Strong Cities Network International Combatting Violent Extremism.

He is the founder of – a non-profit platform that is the growing center of the kind movement – a coalition of organizations working to inspire kindness in our world.

Tait received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Wyoming and an M.B.A and Law degree from Vanderbilt University.

Tait and his wife Julie have four grown children and 5 grandchildren. They have been married for 37 years.

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