My name is Steve Downer. Lisa and I were married in 1982. Lisa is a teacher in the Delano Schools. We have lived in Buffalo since 1990. Our four kids (Paul, Michael, Brian and Nina) graduated from Buffalo and all married Buffalo graduates. We have six grandchildren.
I am associate executive director, Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association, where I have worked since 1989. My work with city-owned electric utilities led to my interest in serving on the council. I served on the council from 2008-2014 and am glad to be serving again. I have also served on the Planning Commission, the Parks, Community Center and Airport boards, etc.
Outside of city business, I chair the Salvation Army HeatShare Advisory Board. I recently completed regular work with Beyond the Yellow Ribbon-Buffalo Committee and am a former member of the Blandin Foundation Broadband Advisory Board. I am a former youth sports board officer and coach. We are active members of the Buffalo Evangelical Free Church.
I enjoy being involved with the people of Buffalo and the city. I will listen, work to find the best solutions, and be a good steward of our limited resources.