Hometown Hero Spotlight: Pete Downing


Each year Blue Hills Bank asks members of the community to nominate local individuals and organizations that have had major impacts on their communities. The top 12 heroes are selected by a committee and featured in the following year’s Hometown Hero Calendar.


Pete Downing Hometown Hero


September 2017 Hometown Hero

If you see Pete Downing around Norwood, you get the feeling that he has lived there his whole life. Although not a Norwood native, he’s planted his own deep roots through his work in the community. He actively participates in local government, promotes local businesses, and through his involvement with Three Squares New England’s Ride for Food, Pete broadens his outreach to neighboring communities to raise money for local foods pantries. Pete is a passionate participant in all his endeavors and always seeks out opportunities to support others in his community.


Each Hometown Hero is awarded $1,000 toward a charity of their choice. Pete is sending his $1,000 donation from the Blue Hills Bank Foundation to Three Squares New England.


Thank you, Pete, for your continued dedication to helping your neighbors in the community.