What People in ASD20 and the Community are saying about Will


Endorsed by the Housing and Building Association of Colorado Springs, October 2017

“AEA has always been the number one voice of and for teachers. Our instructional staff is the main point of contact with our students each and every day. We can truly make significant differences in the lives of our students. We want a board with people like you who understand the contributions of our instructional staff.

Your positions and ideas for our school district show that you have the responsibility, respect, and collaborative perspectives that our students deserve. We are happy to share that we are recommending you as an AEA Endorsed Candidate for Board of Education Director for District Twenty.”

-The Academy Education Association

“The Pikes Peak Association of REALTORS® has endorsed your candidacy for School Board!

Our committee was impressed with our interview with you and we are certain that with your knowledge, background and passion for education you will serve the Board of Education very well!”

-Pikes Peak Association of REALTORS® (PPAR)

“It is my pleasure to endorse Will Temby’s candidacy for the Academy School District 20 Board of Education. As a resident of ASD20, our family has a profound interest in maintaining the outstanding school district we have. It is one of the best performing districts in Colorado. I am confident Will has the commitment and skills to build on that legacy and provide the leadership needed to meet the challenges the district will continue to face into the future.

I have known Will for over 20 years and value our relationship. He is a long-time resident of the district and his family has been invested and involved in the District for many years—both as parents and students. His involvement in the recent successful district bond issue and his participation on the District Accountability Committee demonstrates his dedication and pride he has for the district. I have served on several boards and committees with Will and respect him for his creative problem-solving skills and his ability to collaborate with very diverse groups of people.

Will takes great pride in his work and has proven to be an asset to every organization he has been associated with. He is dependable, eager and enthusiastic—attributes he will bring to the school board. Will is well respected by those who work and socialize with him. I have observed Will when confronted with both ethical and controversial issues. He consistently seeks a positive solution and has the ability to communicate his ideas to others.

I encourage you to join me in voting for Will Temby for the ASD20 Board of Education.”

-Lorne C. Kramer, Police Chief/City Manager (Ret)

“I have worked with Will Temby in various capacities in District 20 in recent years. I have always been impressed with his leadership skills, the depth of his business experience, and his willingness to use his talents to advocate for the children of Academy District 20. Will’s personal investment in this school district and his passion for the success of our kids are exactly what we need on the Board of Education.”

-Linda Van Matre, Academy District 20 Board of Education

“I am pleased to endorse Will Temby for the District 20 School Board. I have worked with Will for many years on several district and school level committees. Most recently, Will and I co-chaired the “Yes on 3A” Citizens Committee for the District 20 bond election. Will was instrumental in recruiting a committee, working with a marketing team, coordinating myriad volunteers, disseminating information from the Growth and Capital Needs Committee, and scheduling neighborhood meetings to tell stakeholders about how the bond funds would benefit our school district. Will has been very involved with our schools and school district as both a parent and a business member. Will’s background as an involved community member as well as a district volunteer gives him the expertise needed to be a school board member. Will has chaired or been a member of several district and school level committees. He has significantly contributed to the success of our school district through his contributions on the numerous committees he has been involved in. As a parent and business member of our district he will be a continuing parent voice on our school board which will keep our school board balanced.”

-Laurie Uddenberg, ASD20 District Accountability Committee Parent Chairperson, Yes on 3A Co-Chair and Long-time District Volunteer

“As an active volunteer of Academy District 20, I hope you’ll join me in voting in this year’s election for Will Temby. I have known will for about 14 years. I first met him when he was the President and CEO of the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce. I have known him both in business and as a D20 parent. Last year, I sat with Mr. Temby on the Yes for 3A Citizens Committee for the $230 million district bond issue. He was one of the co-chairs of the campaign committee, and the bond issue passed with flying colors. His dedication to the entirety of our District was apparent throughout the campaign. He will make an excellent board member for the Academy District 20 and I hope you will vote for him.”

-Heather Cloninger, District Accountability Committee (5 years), ASD 20 Bond Oversight Committee, Yes on 3A Citizens Committee, ASD20 parent (7 years), Volunteer of the Year (2 times, High Plains ES and Chinook Trail ES), VP of Chinook Trail Elementary School PTA

“As a business owner, educator, and mother, I am writing to endorse Mr. Will Temby for Academy School District 20. Will is an effective leader and dedicated team player who is deeply committed to students, parents, and the community as a whole. I have worked with him in several capacities over the past 10 years including his time as the President & CEO of the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and most recently serving with him on the Executive Committee of the Pikes Peak Workforce Development Board. He is a joy to serve with and truly understands the importance of working together towards a common goal.

I was excited, yet not surprised, to hear Will was willing to assist in the leadership of ASD20, and I fully support his candidacy.”

-Lisanne McNew, President & COO – McNew & Associates, Inc., Council Member – Colorado Workforce Development Council, Immediate Past Chair – Pikes Peak Workforce Center, Adjunct Faculty – University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

“I am supporting Will Temby in his candidacy for Academy School District 20 Board of Education. He has been a resident of Colorado Springs for over 20 years and has remained actively involved in community efforts serving on numerous various boards and committees. As concurrently serving board members of the Colorado Springs Leadership Institute and as Chair in 2009, his leadership was instrumental in uniting a board of successful business owners and civic leaders to develop our strategic plan and set dates for accomplishing these goals and defining the importance of good board governance. His ability to access situations and eloquently communicate an idea to his peers is a remarkable gift, but this would not be possible if not for the trust and respect Will has within this community.

As an ASD20 parent, Will knows the value of listening to other parents in the district. His previous business, board leadership positions as well as his volunteer activities in the district show his commitment to this community and ASD20.

As a local business owner, I know the value of good relationships. While having served and currently serving on several community and higher education community boards of directors, Will has always accommodated me with guidance and connected me with the proper person or organization within this community and state. His extensive board and business leadership experience is a unique combination that ASD20 can benefit from as we continue to provide the best education possible for our children. As a parent of two ASD20 students, I enthusiastically endorse Will Temby for the Academy School District 20 Board of Education.”

-Wendel Torres, Owner, Reliant Construction, Community Leader, ASD20 Parent (Air Academy HS Graduate and Freshman)