Community Endorsements: 

“What impresses me most about Tara is that she’s smart and engaging. She’s genuinely concerned about the issues affecting our Town, wants to hear your point of view, and is serious about understanding the information provided to Council. She always makes time for you, comes to meetings prepared, and is not afraid to ask the hard questions. With the dramatic growth in our community, she is always looking to improve upon decisions made decades ago. I’m confident that Tara has our best interests at heart, and I am thankful for her efforts.”

– Adriana Carlin, Chair, Active Transportation and Trails Advisory Committee

“In my 8 years of working with Councillor R-D, she has always worked hard for the best interest of the library and whole community.  Councillor R-D understands the importance of a thriving library in the community and provides guidance and support to the staff and board while remaining committed to the priorities of the Town.  I’m proud that our board has such a dedicated member of council that works beside us in our journey to build community by fostering learning and discovery.”

– Diana Robichaud, Chair, East Gwillimbury Public Library Board

“Tara has been a valued member of our board as the Town Liaison. As a compassionate member of our community, her knowledge and assistance with many projects has made a great difference to our Chamber. I have had the pleasure of working with Tara during my term as President of the East Gwillimbury Chamber of Commerce. Tara is very involved in our Chamber, she volunteers her time to help us with the Home and Lifestyle show that we hold in the Fall as well as the Farm to Fork Tour. East Gwillimbury tourism is a part of the Chamber of Commerce and Tara has watched as we grow this part of the Chamber. She attends all of our events and I am grateful to have her as a part of our team. Her support as our Liaison keeps the Chamber and its members informed with Town updates. On a personal note, I have never met someone that gives so much of herself to an organization. She is very involved in our community both during regular hours and off. She makes time for people and listens, her empathetic ways and strong business sense make her the great woman she is.”

– Anita Smeskal-Donato, Past-President, E.G. Chamber of Commerce

“My wife and I have known Tara Roy-DiClemente since she and her husband moved to Sharon. We have watched her raise her family and devote herself to two terms as Municipal Councillor. In her time on Council,  Tara has consistently put the well being of her constituents first.  She responds in a timely and constructive manner to her constituents’ concerns. Her involvement in our community has been consistently demonstrated. She has devoted long hours to ensuring the welfare of our community especially during a period of rapid population growth. Our community is changing and we need the intelligent, and energetic leadership which Tara demonstrates to continue. We urge all to support Tara for re-election to ensure a community we can all be proud of.”

–  Gerhard and Margaret Wetzel, Sharon   

 “From the moment I met Tara she was enthusiastic about my business. She was interested, optimistic and well-informed. I can honestly say that whenever I approached Tara for help it was never a bad time. The Town of East Gwillimbury would be fortunate to continue to have her dynamic leadership skills. I offer my support to Tara who has already demonstrated her support for us in encouraging my goals to help grow my business.”

– Dr. Jaclyn Foster, Eden Chiropractic & Wellness


“When I was Chair for the Run/Walk for Southlake, I appreciated the leadership and enthusiasm provided by Councillor Roy-DiClemente. She embraced the Municipal Challenge and rallied her community in support for our hospital.  Through her efforts, East Gwillimbury not only won the Challenge amongst others in the Northern Six, but more importantly has raised in excess of $49,000 for Southlake.”

– Steve Hinder, Past Chair, Run/Walk for Southlake



Endorsements from 2014:

“I support Tara for East Gwillimbury Council. Tara was a former active and valued member of the East Gwillimbury Trails Committee. Her thoughtful contributions to expand the influence of the committee and her commitment to getting things done were important. I am sure Tara’s enthusiasm, commitment and energy will continue to play an important role on East Gwillimbury Council at a time when our community is evolving at a pace we have not experienced before.”

– Bob Leech, Former Chair, East Gwillimbury Trails Committee

“Dear Tara:
The East Gwillimbury Citizens for Clean Air and Water would like to thank you for your invaluable help over the last four years in dealing with the Mount Albert Pit “landfill” debacle and the crafting of the new clean fill by-law passed last year. You were the first councillor who responded to our concerns with the MAP overage and fill quality and the only one who consistently maintained contact with us and EG staff as the new by-law was drafted. We wish you luck in your reeclection since more environmental battles are on the horizon.”

-Dr. Michael and Judie Zajac, EG Citizens for Clean Air & Water

“As the current Chair of East Gwillimbury Trails Advisory Committee I am pleased to endorse Tara for re-election as a town councillor. I have known Tara for many years, first as a member of the Trails Committee and now as Council Liaison to the Committee. She has been tireless in her efforts to promote the committee’s work of fostering the growth and use of our trails, and developing an Active Transportation System that promotes the health and well-being of our residents. She has also been diligent in her efforts to protect our natural heritage system within the town and mitigate the effects of growth to the extent this has been possible.

– Sylvia Bowman, Chair, East Gwillimbury Trails Committee