Tom Eldridge arrived in Colorado in 1955. He purchased Tom’s Tavern, a Pearl Street MaStreet Mall institution in downtown Boulder, in 1959. He has been a member of the Chamber for more than 20 years; he served as Boulder City Councilman for ten years, and served as Deputy Mayor for three years. Tom was a founding member of the Downtown Boulder, Inc.

Tom is a man of the highest integrity, who gives generously of his time and resources to programs such as Imagine!, Boulder Community Hospital, Boulder Sister City program and Attention Homes.