Inductee in 2013Updated Tuesday January 7, 2014 by Kitchener Sports Association.
Tom Clancy was born in Cargill, Ontario and received his Niagara Parks Diploma from the Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture in 1961 and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York in 1968.
Clancy served as Director for 25 years from 1968 to 1994 and then as General Manager of the Community Services Department for six years from 1994 to 1999 for the City of Kitchener. During his time in Kitchener, he was an enthusiastic volunteer in coaching and administration of fastball, baseball and hockey with both minor and adult teams.
Clancy was a founding chair of the Ontario College of Recreationists, Past President and Life Member of the Ontario Parks Association, and Past President and Life Member of the Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture Alumni Association.
He served as volunteer Chair of the 2002 and 2006 International Softball Congress World Tournaments held in Kitchener and as Chair of fund raising in 2007. He has volunteered at numerous high profile sporting events in Waterloo Region and assisted with event planning for numerous organizations. Clancy is also Chairman of fund raising for a Legacy/Tribute Garden currently being constructed in the Niagara Botanical Gardens and he writes a regular column for the Ontario Parks Association magazine.
He continues to teach an Ontario Parks Association Management and Maintenance of Sports Turf Infrastructure course for workers in the sports facility maintenance industry across Ontario.