•  Photo of Tom Downing for 2019


    Board Director

    1st Term: 2019-2023


    Mr. Tom Downing moved to Fountain, Colorado in 1997 with his beautiful wife Lacene of thirty-two years, and their two children. Before moving to Colorado, Mr. Downing enjoyed a successful career in the Air Force as a firefighter--serving overseas for 14 years in Europe and Asia. He retired from the Air Force after 20 years of service.

    Mr. Downing has four college degrees. He has undergraduate degrees in Fire Science and Human Resource Management. He graduated from Wayland Baptist University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He also completed his Master’s Degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.

    Mr. Downing is a community servant and is currently President of the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Board for the City of Fountain’s Economic Development Committee, and Chairman of the Elders at Pikes Peak Christian Church here in Fountain Valley. Tom also serves on the Fountain Valley Scholars Board. He has been a full-time realtor for over 16 years and is proud to be part of the #1 Independent Real Estate firm in Colorado Springs, The Platinum Group, REALTORS!

    After a four-year break, Mr. Downing is very proud to be serving on his third term as a School Board Member here at School District Eight.