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Joan F. Foster (At-large)
Joan Foster was first elected in 2002. In addition to serving as Mayor for six years (July, 2006 - June 30, 2012), Foster is also The Director of Community Relations at Presbyterian Homes and Family Services and The Family Alliance, a 108 year organization that provides community and residential based services to residents not only in Central Virginia but also across Virginia. In her present position she is responsible for building relationships, goodwill, and positive connections within the communities that are served by PHFS/FA in order to build collaborative partnerships and increase philanthropic support.
Foster has lived in the Lynchburg area for 37 years and received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in education from Lynchburg College. She is married to Bob Foster, a Pharmacist, and has three grown children and three young granddaughters, Grace, Annie and Lily.