Well-known and highly regarded retired banker and civic leader, Brian Foster kicked off his campaign for Savannah Alderman At-Large Post 2 at a reception held September 22, 2015 at The Charles H. Morris Center in Savannah. Foster is running for the seat previously held by Attorney Tom Bordeaux who has announced that he will not seek re-election.
Bordeaux endorsed Foster during the reception and said that he would make an outstanding member of City Council.
Foster is a graduate of the University of Georgia and has worked in the financial industry for 45 years. He and his wife, Lynn, have been married for 42 years and have two grown children and two grandchildren. The Fosters are members of Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church.
Foster retired earlier this year. He was the founding President of First Chatham Bank and has worked as a community volunteer with the Rotary Club of Savannah, the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority, the Savannah Community Housing Services Agency, the Telfair, Union Mission, the Chamber of Commerce, Savannah Economic Development Authority and several other organizations. He is currently Chairman of Board of the Savannah Tech Foundation.
As a retired bank president, Foster says that he has a proven record of making budgets more efficient, cutting wasteful spending and achieving results. Restoring Public Safety, Fixing Our Budget, and Economic Development are the three key provisions of his platform.
The Foster campaign is chaired by Don Waters, Chairman, President and CEO of Brasseler USA and a member of the Board of Regents of the University
System of Georgia. The campaign co-chairs are Bill Stiles, President of Old Savannah City Mission, Retired Businessman Don Cole and Dr. Frank Rossiter. Tim Mackey, Administrator for ILA Local 1414, serves as a Campaign Advisor.