Meet Tom Galloway


Twitter: @tomjgalloway14

Phone (Office): 519-575-4404 x3401

Tom Galloway Web pic.jpgTom Galloway was re-elected to Waterloo Regional Council on October 27, 2014 as a representative of Kitchener. He was first appointed to Regional Council by the City of Kitchener in 1994 and was reappointed in 1997. From 1991 -2000 Tom also served as the South Ward Councillor on City of Kitchener Council. In 2000, 2003, and 2006, Tom was directly elected to Regional Council by Kitchener electors. Prior to his municipal experience he served as a Trustee with the Waterloo Region Separate School Board.

During his time on Regional Council, Tom has served on all standing committees and has been chair of the Administration & Finance Committee from 1997 to 2014. He has served on the Waterloo Region Police Services Board since 2000 and has been Chair since 2001. He has served continuously on the Waterloo Region Heritage Foundation, Economic Development and Promotion Committee and the Water Efficiency Advisory Committee in addition to numerous project working groups and task forces. In the past he has been on the Board of Directors of Grand River Hospital, Social Planning Council and the Homer Watson House and Gallery.

Tom is a life long resident of Kitchener, having gone to local elementary and secondary schools and the University of Waterloo where he received his Bachelor of Arts. Tom is currently employed at the University of Waterloo.

In his free time, Tom continues to be active in the broader community. Well known for his more than 40 years as an off ice official for the Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club, Tom was also Associate-Chair for the World Fastball Championships and was a member of the bid committee for the Canadian Special Olympics. He has coached minor hockey, ringette and T-ball and has been involved in many other initiatives including the Oktoberfest Advisory Council, the Olympic Torch Run Task Force, the Community Action Centre Steering Committee, and United Way campaigns. Tom and his wife Anne Marie live in Kitchener and have five grown children and five grandchildren.

For the 2014-2018 Regional Council Term, Tom has been appointed by Regional Council to the following Committees, Boards and other organizations:

 Standing Committees Advisory Committees/Other Appointments
 Administration & Finance 

Waterloo Region Police Services Board 

 Community Services

Jack Young Civic Award Committee

 Planning & Works (Chair)

Region of Waterloo History Museum Steering Committee

 Budget Committee 

Region of Waterloo Community Housing Inc.

 Audit Committee 

Water Efficiency Advisory Committee


Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation

 Fairway Road Extension, Zeller Dr. to Regional Road 17 project team
 Fischer-Hallman Road Widening, Bleams Rd. to Ottawa St. EA
 Ottawa Street Transportation Study, Westmount Rd. to Imperial Dr. EA
 Ottawa Street, King St. to Mill St. EA
 Trussler Road Improvements, New Dundee Rd. to Bleams Rd. project team
 Weber Street Widening, Victoria St. to Guelph St. EA

Victoria Transit Hub Steering Committee


Biosolids Master Plan Update


Regional Transportation Master Plan