Tom Blanford—4th Ward Council Member

Tom Blanford & Family

Tom Blanford and his wife Allison are life-long residents of Cedar Falls and graduates of the Cedar Falls School District. Tom graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in Law.


January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2019

Employment Background

Tom’s career is centered in the financial industry, with eight years of banking experience focusing primarily in lending and business development. In 2015 Tom joined NXT Bank in Cedar Falls, working in commercial and consumer lending.

Commitment to Community

Tom is an active member of the our community, serving with a number of organizations, including as a board member for the Rotary Club of the Cedar Valley, the Cedar Falls Lions Club, and as a disaster response volunteer and past board chairman of the American Red Cross.

In addition, Tom served three years on the Cedar Falls Human Rights Commission, working with businesses and residents to create a stronger community.

Tom is looking forward to serving the residents of Ward 4 and all of Cedar Falls. He states, “as we continue to grow it is essential that we work together to achieve our goals and take Cedar Falls to the next level of success. I look forward to working with everyone in our community and I encourage you to contact me with any questions or concerns”.