Interview with Tom Whittaker
What is your full name?
Thomas Andrew Whittaker
Where were you born?
What are your parent's names?
Roy and Jean
What countries/states/cities did you grow up in?
California and Hawaii
What do you remember most about your childhood?
Tell me about your family?
1 brother and 1 sister
What is your family background, personal history and their roles in the community?
Father lives in California
How long have these significant relatives lived here?
Are there some other people that have contributed to your success as a community leader?
I became involved because of my daughters being born.
Could you describe your profession to me? What do you do at your job?
I sell washers and dryers and build laundromats.
Describe the activities in which you are currently involved?
Stadium committee for school district.
What path did you take to become a leader?
Chamber of Commerce.
What does the term "Civic Leadership" mean to you?
Taking responsibility for making sure we live in a healthy, productive community.
Could you list and describe the changes or contributions you have made to the community?
Tree lighting ceremony, Downtown redevelopment, Beach concerts.
Describe any changes that have taken place since you became a leader?
Downtown changes, beach concerts and tree lighting.
How long have you been involved with the community?
Tell me something unusual that has happened to you?
I had a bicycle accident when I was learning to ride.
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