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Vice Mayor Foster will not seek another City Council term

Councilman D. Scott Foster talks to the crowd after Judge Michael McGinty swore him in for his second term on City Council. (Nicole Trifone/WYDaily)
Councilman D. Scott Foster talks to the crowd after Judge Michael McGinty swore him in for his second term on City Council. (Nicole Trifone/WYDaily)

Vice Mayor Scott Foster has decided not to seek a third term on the Williamsburg City Council, according to a statement.

Foster said his initial call to office was to improve the relationships between the city and the College of William and Mary and bring new life to the city’s downtown area.

“I was elected as a student in 2010,” Foster said in a phone interview. “But I worked really hard to represent all communities in Williamsburg, I am very proud of that.”

Now, Foster said in the statement, the college and the city work hand in hand and vibrancy has returned to the downtown area.

“We have made great progress to improve our quality of life and that will only continue,” Foster wrote in the statement.

The Vice Mayor thanked his colleagues and city residents for his two terms in office.

Councilor Benny Zhang said in a statement that Foster “showed our city that it was possible for anyone of its residents to have a meaningful impact. During his time on City Council, he has led with character and purpose.”

Foster’s next focus life will be a simpler one: focusing on his professional life, working on his house, and spending more time with his wife Liz and their dog.

“After spending eight years working to make this a better place to live, I look forward to enjoying it,” Foster wrote in the statement.

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