Anaheim University was honored to receive this letter of congratulations from the Mayor of the City of Anaheim, Tom Tait, for Anaheim University's 20 years of "providing top-quality online education worldwide".

Letter from Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait

With a juris doctorate degree and an MBA, Tom Tait has served for over 10 years on the Anaheim City Council and is in his second four-year term, which began in 2010, as the mayor of Orange County’s most populous city, while also serving as the CEO of an engineering and environmental services firm. He spearheaded Anaheim’s program to help the homeless and introduced “Drug Free Anaheim,” a program that encourages chronic drug users to ask for help at Anaheim police stations in exchange for a free ride to a rehabilitation center. He has also worked toward improving relations between the Anaheim police and residents. His “City of Kindness” initiative was instrumental in His Holiness the Dalai Lama choosing the city of Anaheim to celebrate his 80th birthday in July 2015, as well as in bringing together thought leaders for the Global Compassion Summit in Orange County, California.

Celebrating its 160th anniversary in 2017, the City of Anaheim is one of the nation’s premier municipalities and California’s 10th most populous city. Located in Orange County, California, 28 miles southeast of Los Angeles, Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 346,000 residents, and has established sister-city relationships with Mito, Japan and Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.6 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as Disneyland Resort, CKE Restaurants, Inc., L-3 Communications, and Pacific Sunwear. Successful sport franchises including the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Major League Baseball (MLB) team, the Anaheim Ducks National Hockey League (NHL) team, the USA Men’s National Volleyball Team call Anaheim home. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with the Anaheim Convention Center, the largest on the west coast, Honda Center, The Grove of Anaheim and Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Anaheim is ranked one of the safest cities in the nation and annually welcomes millions of visitors to the city, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play.