Come meet Amy Foster, out lesbian candidate for St Petersburg City Council, at her Kick-Off Fundraiser on Tuesday, May 7th. The meet and greet event is being held at Queenshead, 2501 Central Avenue in St Pete, from 5:30-8:00 pm. Amy will share her vision for the future of St.Petersburg. Light hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Cash bar available. Learn more about Amy by visiting her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/amyforstpete. For more information about the event, contact Ashley Green, 727-209-7629 or visit the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/120398374823724/.
On the campaign trail, Foster will talk about building safer communities, creating jobs and developing our workforce, and preparing our next generation of leaders. “I know how to make a difference in building public and private partnerships,” she said. “I’m running for city council because I love St. Petersburg and want to use my skills and experience to make great things happen in our community.”
After moving to Florida in 2002, Amy Foster immersed herself in volunteerism and made her home in the Historic Kenwood neighborhood. She is now running for the St. Petersburg City Council in District 8. She is vice president of St. Pete Pride and was involved as a founding board member of the Industrial Arts Center in Gulfport. She also volunteers for the Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin to help foster teens who are faced with aging out of the system.
Currently, Amy works as a national program manager for the EdLab Group, a nonprofit based in Seattle. She provides professional development and technical help in 39 states for the National Girls Collaborative Project. The program builds capacity for individuals, organizations, and networks to encourage girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Previously, Foster also served the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida for 10 years as a director of girl and adult leadership development. She earned a psychology degree from Centenary College of Louisiana in 2000.