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February 7, 2019   ·   0 Comments

By Mayor Tom Mrakas

As your Mayor, I believe that all sports and recreation groups should have an equal voice – regardless of the size of the organization or whether the group is competitive or recreational.
I made a commitment that I would make it my priority to meet with the head of every sport and recreation organization on a regular basis and give every group equal time and opportunity to discuss their needs.
In fulfillment of this commitment, since the start of the New Year, I have already met with the heads of several groups. I have reached out to all organizations, and invited them to meet with me in the Mayor’s office to discuss their organization’s needs. And the response has been overwhelming as all our organizations are excited about the possibilities moving forward and encouraged to have a direct link to the Mayor and Council to hear the needs of all our organizations.
As I believe we should celebrate the hard work of all our sports and recreation groups, I have also asked each organization to consider coming to General Committee and make a brief presentation that speaks to the achievements of their organizations over the last year, as well as what is in store in the upcoming year.
As well, we will be recognizing a team or member of each organization at the same time once a year with a visit to the Mayors office where they will receive the Mayors award of sporting excellence.
That’s all for this week. I look forward to continue meeting with each organization to discuss how we will work together to get things done in our sporting community… #GettingThingsDone #AllSportMatters #SportInAurora.
As always if you would like to get into contact with me please feel free to contact me anytime by phone 905-727-3123 ext. 4746 or by email and if you would like to sign up for more newsletters and council updates then please visit to join the growing list of Aurorans that are staying informed



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