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									City Council Contact Information

City of Anaheim
City Hall 7th Floor
200 S. Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 765-5247

                           Mayor Tom Tait

                           Tom Tait was elected to serve as Mayor of Anaheim in November 2010, campaigning
                           on a platform of bringing the core values of freedom and kindness to the culture
                           of the city and upholding public safety and civic upkeep as the City of
                           Anaheim's top priorities. Tait's election comes after two previous terms on the
                           Anaheim City Council. In 1995, Tait was appointed to fill a vacancy and complete
                           an unexpired term on the city council. He was subsequently elected by the voters
                           in November 1996 to serve a full four-year term and was re-elected without a
                           challenge in 2000 and served as Mayor Pro Tem from 2002-2003.
                           Mayor Tait brings considerable experience to California's tenth largest city,
                           having also served on the Anaheim Planning Commission, the Anaheim Budget
                           Advisory Commission, and as a member of the Anaheim Community Block Grant
                           Foundation. He also served as Anaheim's representative on board of the
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and has been active in the community, where he was an
advisory board member of the Anaheim Family YMCA and the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center. Mayor
Tait is active on the Board of Directors of GOALS, an Anaheim-based non-profit serving low-income youth.
Mayor Tait received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wyoming and earned a Masters
degree in Business Administration from Vanderbilt University with a concentration in Finance. He received a
Juris Doctorate degree from Vanderbilt in 1985.
Mayor Tait is a member of the California State Bar, and is president of Tait & Associates, Inc. and Tait
Environmental Services, an engineering and environmental services firm with offices throughout the western
United States.
Tait and his wife, Julie, have four children. They have resided in Anaheim for 22 years.
                          Mayor Pro Tem Harry Sidhu

                          Harry Sidhu was elected to the Anaheim City Council in November 2004, and was
                          appointed as Mayor Pro Tem in December 2009. Prior to serving on the Anaheim City
                          Council, Sidhu was Chairman of the City of Anaheim Budget Advisory Commission. He
                          is also an Orange County Sanitation District Director and serves on the City of
                          Anaheim Audit Committee.
                          Sidhu is an Anaheim resident and leader who cares deeply about his community and
                          the people living in it. He is committed to encouraging a thriving business
                          culture and economic development in the region that will create jobs, housing,
                          and meet the needs of the taxpayers. His achievements while in office include
                          initiating a free annual health fair in the City, supporting a charter amendment
                          which was placed on the November 2006 ballot to forever prohibit eminent domain
abuse in the City of Anaheim, and implementing an annual Anaheim/OC Job Fair and Expo.
Sidhu is honored to have been elected to serve as an Anaheim City Council Member - the first person of
Indian heritage to have achieved this position. Born and raised in India, Sidhu immigrated to the United
States in 1974 with his parents as a permanent resident, settling in Philadelphia, Pa., where he completed
his education and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University.
In 1979, Sidhu became a United States citizen, and in 1980, he left the Philadelphia area and moved to
California where he began his professional life as a consulting engineer with Rockwell International and
General Dynamics, and as a U.S. Defense Industry Engineer for Hughes Aircraft. During that period, Sidhu
became a licensed Professional Engineer - a Registered Mechanical Engineer in the State of California, and
obtained a General Contractor’s License (B). He is also a licensed California Real Estate Broker.
Sidhu understands the value of honest, hard work. He worked his way through college, and started a small
business that began with a single restaurant. Sidhu is now recognized as a successful California businessman
and owner of restaurants in Orange County. He and his wife, Gin, have two children.
His community involvement includes the following: Community Advisory Board Member, Boys and Girls Clubs of
Anaheim; Advisory Board Member, Anaheim Family YMCA; Anaheim Chamber of Commerce Member; Anaheim Small
Business Chamber Committee Member; Orange County Republican Party, Deputy Chairman, City of Anaheim; Anaheim
Youth Soccer coach; charity fundraiser and sponsor of children's sports; supporter of the arts and arts
education; and many civic activities.

                          Council Member Lorri Galloway
Lorri Galloway was elected to the Anaheim City Council in November, 2004. She is the founder and Executive
Director of The Eli Home for Abused Children. The Eli Home is a shelter for abused and neglected children
and their mothers, providing award-winning child abuse prevention and domestic violence prevention programs
throughout Orange County. Through emergency shelter, advocacy and outreach, Eli has benefited thousands of
victims since 1983.
The Eli Home is a nationally recognized organization that has received numerous accolades including two
Presidential Awards: the 338th Point of Light from former President George Bush and a Presidential Citation
from former President Bill Clinton. Through innovative approaches, extensive use of volunteerism and a
“spirit of excellence,” Eli successfully addresses some of the most pressing social issues of our time;
child abuse and domestic violence.
Lorri’s extensive background and more than 20 years of helping families in crisis has carried over to her
position as an elected official. Lorri’s passion and dedication to serving and improving the lives of the
under-served and those in need is clear.
Since being elected in 2004 Lorri has been an integral part of the formation of Anaheim Family Justice
Center, which opened in 2006. The Family Justice Center is the first of its kind in Orange County, and is a
“one stop shop” for social service needs. The Family Justice Center has changed the way police respond to
child abuse and domestic violence calls. It is an integrated system that is a collaborative effort among the
Anaheim Police Department, Social Services, Judicial System, shelters and also includes a national crime
database detailing stalking and domestic violence crimes.
Within the first year on Council Lorri was also involved in the adoption of the new housing strategic plan
that will bring 1,200 new affordable housing units to Anaheim over the next 4 years.
Lorri serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency,
member of the CSUF Non-Profit Professionals Alumni Association, California Bar Association-Probation
Department, Canyon Hills Community Council, Los Amigos, and before being elected was a member of the
Sesquicentennial Commission. Among her awards and achievements are: Rancho Santiago College Women of
Achievement Award, First Lady of California Community Service Award, National Philanthropy Association
Outstanding Founder Award, Orange County Spirit of Volunteerism Award, Orange County Bar Association Liberty
Bell Award, and the Orange County Central Labor Council Community Services Award.
Lorri has resided in Anaheim for 29 years with her husband Michael and has two daughters, Tami and Shannen.

                           Council Member Gail E. Eastman
Gail E. Eastman is an author and businesswoman elected to the Anaheim City Council in November 2010. Eastman
is a governmental relations consultant on land use entitlements and serves as a community relations
specialist. She is an independent writer, researcher and coordinator on history book projects for a
publishing company and holds an Anaheim Business License for her home office used as her base of operations.
Eastman and her husband became involved in the creation of Anaheim's first recognized historic district
after purchasing a 1924 catalog house in 1990. She has served on the Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween
Parade Board of Directors, Anaheim Historical Society executive board, Anaheim Transportation Network board
of directors, Support Our Anaheim Resort advisory committee, Citron District Neighborhood Council, Central
District Neighborhood Council, Downtown Anaheim Association, Downtown Design Review Committee, Mayors
Downtown Design Charette, and is a founding member of the CBDG Central District Traffic Calming Committee as
well as the Anaheim Historic Preservation Committee.
In 2001, Eastman was appointed to the City of Anaheim's Planning Commission and served two four-year terms,
including three consecutive years as Chair. In 2008, she was selected as the 34th District "Woman of the
Year" by Senator Lou Correa.
While serving on Anaheim's Planning Commission, Eastman wrote "Anna's Home by the River," a children's book
that tells the 150-year history of Anaheim. Each year, she helps raise funding for the Mayor's Gift of
History event at the Anaheim Convention Center, where the book is presented to thousands of third grade
students who attend.
Eastman lives in Anaheim with her husband Ron. They enjoy spending time with their three sons and their

                           Council Member Kristine Murray
Kristine (Kris) Murray was elected to the Anaheim City Council in November 2010. Murray represents the City
of Anaheim as its representative to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Board of
Directors, Regional Council for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), Orange County
Council of Governments (OCCOG) Board, and volunteers her time to the Support Our Anaheim Resort Advisory
Board, Anaheim Boys and Girls Club, MUZEO Board of Directors, and the California Women’s Leadership
Association (CWLA) Board of Directors.
Previously, Murray served as the Executive Director overseeing local, state and federal government relations
for the Orange County Transportation Authority and prior to that was a Vice President of the Orange County
Business Council where she established OCMoves, a public-private initiative led by business leaders, public
agencies and elected officials devoted to improving county and regional transportation infrastructure.
Murray started her career in the United States Congress as a legislative assistant to U.S. Representative
Stephen Horn (CA-38).
Murray earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from California State University, Long Beach and a
Master’s Certificate in Transportation Management from the Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose
State University.
Murray and her husband, Steve, bought their first house together in Anaheim, and have one son, Garrett.

                                                City Manager: Thomas J. Wood

City Manager’s Office
City Hall
200 S. Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92805
Phone: (714) 765-5165


Thomas J. Wood was appointed City Manager of the City of Anaheim on July 21, 2009 in a unanimous approval by
the City Council members. Wood, who has an extensive background in public policy administration, management
and operations, is the chief administrator for Orange County’s oldest city, which covers 50 square miles
with nearly 349,000 residents and 3,200 City employees. He is responsible for implementation of the Anaheim
Mayor and City Council’s policies, the oversight of the City’s $1.3 billion budget and monitoring the
City’s five-year $523 million capital improvement plan. Wood served as Anaheim’s Assistant City Manager
nine years prior to the City Manager position, and as the City’s Deputy City Manager for the previous ten
During his tenure with the City of Anaheim, Wood has been responsible for overall City operations, and has
led complex negotiations with the most notable being the revitalization of one of the City’s economic cores;
the Anaheim Resort, including the expansion of the Disneyland Resort. Wood has also implemented several of
Anaheim’s technology initiatives including Anaheim’s 311 service, Anaheim Anytime - the City’s virtual
24/7 customer service center, and Anaheim Alert - the City’s community notification system.
Wood has more than 30 years of municipal management experience which has focused on land use, infrastructure,
economic development, crisis management, and organizational development issues which have resulted in the
renewal of neighborhoods, balanced budgets and coordinated public safety efforts. In addition to his service
to the city of Anaheim, Wood has served as Director of Public Works and Transportation for the city of
Pasadena and has held various management positions with the city of Long Beach related to
neighborhood/housing development, budget and risk management and public services.
Wood’s involvement in the Anaheim/Orange County community is extensive as he currently serves on the boards
of the Anaheim Family YMCA, Anaheim/OC Visitor and Convention Bureau, Downtown Property Owners and MetroNet.
In addition, he chairs the City’s Executive Safety Committee and the Orange County City Manager’s Waste
Management Committee, and serves on the City/County Management Committee.
Wood holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Whittier College and a Master’s degree in Public Administration
from the University of Southern California. Wood has also served as Adjunct Faculty with the School of
Public Policy and Administration at California State University, Long Beach. The City Manager is one of four
positions that report directly to the Anaheim City Council in accordance with the City’s charter.

                            City Clerk: Linda Andal, CMC

                            200 S Anaheim Blvd Ste 217, 92805−3820
                            PO Box 3222, 92803−3222

Phone: (714) 765−5166        Fax: (714) 765−4105

Deputy City Clerk: Theresa Bass, CMC

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