Councillor Robert Foster was first elected to Lincoln town council in a by-election in January of 2001 and served continuously representing Ward 1 for the past 18 years. He was elected to regional council in 2018 and is serving his first term as a regional councillor.
At Town of Lincoln, Councillor Foster held many roles including deputy mayor (seven years) and chair of planning and development (nine years). He also chaired the Corporate Priorities / Business Planning Committee for a total of eight years, a position which included chairing the budget process for the Town of Lincoln.
Councillor Foster is recently retired, having had an extensive career for over 40 years in information technology as a senior IT manager, both in the media industry and, most recently, in healthcare.
Councillor Foster has an extensive background in information technology and is currently a senior manager at LifeLabs, a Canadian-owned company that provides healthcare services across Canada.
His educational background includes a BA in political science from McMaster University, a master's degree in library and information sciences from Western University, and he is currently studying towards a master's degree in public administration from Western University. Rob has also achieved his Project Management Professional designation.