By Crystal McGough
Clay citizen Carol Foster announced last Monday that she intends to run for Place 3 on the Clay City Council in the Aug. 28 municipal election. Councilman Charles Webster currently sits in Place 3, but has announced that he intends to run for Mayor in the upcoming election.
“Since moving to the Clay community over six years ago, I have deeply immersed myself into the Clay community,” Foster said. “At this appointed time, I am ready to serve the people of Clay in a greater capacity.”
Foster is currently a member of the Board of Zoning Adjustments, the Personnel Board and the Finance Committee. She has also served on the School Committee, the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Clay May Day Committee for Vendors, the Friends of the Library, and as a tornado relief volunteer
“My desire is to continue to propel the city of Clay through its reconstruction of the neighborhoods destroyed by the January tornado,” she said.
She also plans to “research grants to help with the tornado clean-up relief for the city, encourage business development and business solicitation, support…our schools, (improve the) safety of our neighborhoods by securing funds to hire another full-time Sheriff, (have an) open- door policy to hear citizen’s ideas, suggestions and complaints, and establish a quarterly newsletter for citizen update on city activities and progress.”
Foster retired from working at the Social Security Administration in 2008 after 40 years of employment.
“As you can see, I am willing and able to continue to serve the city of Clay,” she said. “I thank you in advance for your support in helping me continue to serve the city…in a greater capacity.”
Clay citizens will be able to vote at the Clay Community Center and Clearview Baptist Church.