Tom Vair, Board Member

In 2016, Tom became the first Deputy CAO of Community Development and Enterprise Services for the Corporation of the City of Sault Ste. Marie. In this role, he oversees the Planning & Enterprise Services, Building, and Community Services Departments. Based on the work and recommendations of the Community Adjustment Committee, over the next three years Tom will lead the FutureSSM project that will take a comprehensive, community development approach to strengthening Sault Ste. Marie to support cultural vitality, environmental sustainability, social equity, and economic diversity and growth.

Prior to his current position, he worked for nearly 12 years as Executive Director of the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre. Tom also spent more than eight years working as a Senior Manager for various Ottawa-based technology firms, including Corel Corporation. He has a Master of Business Administration degree from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Administration & Commercial Studies from the University of Western Ontario.