Councillor Tom Adams was first elected to represent northeast Oakville in 2003 as a Town Councillor. He was subsequently elected as the Regional and Town Councillor for the same area in 2006, 2010 and again in 2014.
Prior to dedicating himself to full-time council duties, Councillor Adams was a senior risk manager with over eight years of business experience with BMO Financial Group working in the field of corporate governance. He has a master's degree in business administration in finance from McMaster University and an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the University of Ottawa. He has also spent time doing engineering research work in the fields of alternative fuels and energy.
Prior to being elected to council, Councillor Adams was a volunteer member on Oakville's Transit Advisory Committee and the Stakeholder Advisory Committee to review the Official Plan for north Oakville development. He has been a land steward for the Bruce Trail Association and is a volunteer caretaker for a section of Morrison Creek as part of Oakville's Adopt-a-Trail program. Councillor Adams also volunteers as a local soccer coach.
Councillor Adams has a strong concern for the natural environment and has been named to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario Task Force on Climate Change. He is also a Leader of the Greenbelt for the Ontario Greenbelt Alliance.
In addition to Councillor Adams' current committee appointments, he also has previous experience serving on a wide variety of other committees and boards. He is a former member of the Boards of Directors of Conservation Halton, the United Way of Oakville, the Oakville Galleries, the Oakville Public Library and the Oakville Economic Development Alliance.
Councillor Adams was born and raised in Ottawa and moved to Oakville's Ward 6 in 1998 with his wife, Stephanie. They have three children - Michelle, Samuel and Rachel.
Administrative Services Committee
2015 Budget Committee
2016 Budget Committee
2017 Budget Committee
2018 Budget Committee
Credit Valley Conservation