Mayor Tom Mrakas
Mayor Mrakas is currently serving his first term as Mayor for the Town of Aurora. Prior to being elected as Mayor in 2018, he was a Councillor from 2014 to 2018. Mayor Mrakas represents the Town of Aurora at Regional Council as part of his Mayoral duties.
Mayor Mrakas has resided in the Town of Aurora for over 14 years and has been actively involved in the community. He has volunteered and participated in several fundraising and community events such as the Magna Hoedown, the Terry Fox Run, the Big Bike for Heart and Stroke and many more.
Mayor Mrakas has been a member of several committees and boards:
Chair, Parks and Recreation Committee
Chair, Environmental Advisory Committee
Chair, Trails and Active Transportation Committee
Chair, Citizen Recognition Award Committee
Member, Central York Fire Services Joint Council Committee
Member, Board of Directors, Cultural Centre
Mayor Mrakas is recognized provincially and nationally for his work on OMB reforms and served as Chair of the OMB Working Group and Planning Committee. This committee included municipal delegates from across Ontario who advocated on behalf of municipal governments for greater control in land use planning disputes and decisions affecting their communities.
Prior to entering politics, Mayor Mrakas ran a small business and understands the importance of supporting small business and their contributions to local economy. He supported the revitalization of Aurora’s downtown core and Library Square and Cultural Precinct plan.
Mayor Mrakas believes in leadership that delivers results by actively engaging the community in identifying priority issues and working collaboratively with colleagues to implement solutions to those issues.