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City Council President
Elected 2021


City Council President Randy Helms, District 2

107 N. Nevada Avenue
Suite 300
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Phone: (719) 385-5493


A 1979 USAF Academy graduate, Councilman Randy Helms, Colonel USAF (Retired) started his Air Force career as a T-39 instructor pilot and then transitioned to the C-141 where he was an instructor and evaluator airdrop pilot. He has held staff positions at USAF Academy,   Pentagon Air Staff, the Joint Staff, Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD), USTRANSCOM, and National Defense University. Randy commanded the 76th Airlift Squadron (C-20, C-21, CT-43 and C-9 DV aircraft) at Ramstein Air Base, Germany and the 436th Operations Group (C-5 aircraft) at Dover AFB, DE. During his Air Force career Randy served as an Air Officer Commanding, Foreign exchange officer, USTRANSCOM Legislative Liaison and Chief, Commanders Action Group, and Deputy Director NDU CAPSTONE. Randy’s active duty career culminated when he served as Chief of Staff, National Defense University. Upon his retirement in 2008, Randy worked on the civilian side of the USAF Air Staff, National Defense University and USAFA Foundation. Currently, Randy is a K-12 substitute teacher in Colorado Springs Academy School District 20 and the President of the USAFA Association of Graduates (AOG) Class Advisory Senate (CAS). As CAS President, he serves on the AOG Board of Directors.  He is a volunteer with the Academy Ladies and Gentlemen Group and Randy and Donna volunteer to support the Academy 10th Medial Group administer the COVID-19 vaccination.  They provide logistics support and free up the medical personnel to administer the vaccine. Randy and Donna were married in the Academy Cadet Chapel have been married more than 41 years.  They have three adult children and five grandchildren.

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