I'm thankful to have the support of so many in our community. I was endorsed by The Gazette, the Iowa City Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters, Local 1260, and AFSCME Council 61. Here are a few letters of support from my most recent campaign.


“Meghann is committed to community and economic development”

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We have known Meghann Foster and her family since they moved to Coralville 16 years ago. From the first, and ever since, every project, effort, and campaign that we've worked on together convinces us that she will be a tremendous asset to the Coralville City Council.

Meghann is committed to community and economic development in Coralville that is planned with a commitment to including all of Coralville's neighbors and neighborhoods. She sits on the board of directors of the Coralville Community Pantry and the city's Planning and Zoning committee. In addition to her other volunteer activities in the community and her kids' schools, work with these groups gives Meghann a broad base of information and relationships to pursue her commitment to development of healthy, diverse neighborhoods.

Learn more about Meghann Foster at www.meghannforcoralville.com, and we hope you'll agree to join us in voting for her on or before Nov 7.

Senator Bob and Sue Dvorsky


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“We trust Meghann to keep Coralville moving in the right direction”

Meghann Foster is seeking election to the open Coralville City Council seat. We think you will be hard-pressed to find a more qualified and enthusiastic candidate.  It’s impossible to highlight all of Meghann’s outstanding credentials in this endorsement so we’ll highlight a few.

Meghann and her husband, Nick, established their roots in Coralville 16 years ago. She has been an active and engaged member of our community, serving on the Coralville Planning and Zoning Committee, the Coralville Food Pantry Board of Directors, and volunteering at her children’s schools (Coralville Central, Northwest Jr. High, and West High).

Meghann is a mom, a small business owner, and an educator of strategic communication and social media marketing at the University of Iowa. She is intelligent and hardworking. Meghann is committed to innovative solutions and opportunities for increasing affordable housing, enhancing social services and community and economic development in a fiscally responsible manner.

Meghann’s ability to listen and connect with others will serve Coralville well. She is a relationship builder and visionary leader. She loves Coralville and is committed to working hard to ensure that the entire community benefits from the high quality of life we have come to expect.

We trust Meghann to keep Coralville moving in the right direction as a wonderful, thriving, and vibrant community where all residents have an opportunity to live, learn, work, play, and retire. Please join us in voting for Meghann Foster on November 7th.

Representative Dave and Lynette Jacoby


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“She is pragmatic and stands for progress and innovative growth” 

I am endorsing Meghann Foster for Coralville City Council. I have known Meghann since she helped manage my campaign for the Iowa City Community School District school board during the special election in 2016. She is pragmatic and stands for progress and innovative growth. 

Meghann’s work with the Food Pantry and her work as a Coralville Central parent demonstrate her commitment to everyone in our community. I believe she is forward thinking and has a great respect for where our community has come from. I hope you will join me and vote for Meghann Foster on November 7th.

J.P. Claussen


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“Meghann has both the drive and the ability to help our community move in the right direction” 

I am writing in support of Meghann Foster for Coralville City Council. I’ve known Meghann for over 10 years through volunteer work at Coralville Central Elementary School. Meghann has consistently worked hard to make Coralville a good place to live. She’s intelligent and articulate, and has used her considerable talents in serving the community through her work at the Coralville Food Pantry, the Coralville Planning and Zoning committee, and many other valuable community organizations. 

As such, she already has a proven track record of tireless effort with the aim of improving her community. As a Coralville resident, I am confident that Meghann has both the drive and the ability to help our community move in the right direction. She will work to make sure Coralville has affordable housing for all demographics in an effort to ensure that Coralville remains vibrant and diverse, and will help to steer our community in the right direction fiscally. She is willing to look beyond the obvious and will propose and support innovative ideas that will strengthen our community. 

On November 7th, I’ll be voting for Meghann Foster for Coralville City Council.

Molly Wilson


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“Meghann has the commitment, the creativity and the experience to help Coralville thrive and grow”

I’m writing to endorse Meghann Foster for Coralville City Council. It’s been my pleasure to know Meghann for nearly twenty years and to see her become a strong and tireless advocate for Coralville and its residents. 

Through her work as a board member and volunteer with the Coralville Food Pantry, as a member of the Coralville Planning and Zoning committee and as an advisor to the Johnson County Affordable Homes Coalition, she knows firsthand the issues facing our community. She’ll represent all of the city’s residents in a fair and thoughtful way and is dedicated to keeping the city a welcoming place for everyone who lives here.  I know that Meghann has the commitment, the creativity and the experience to help Coralville thrive and grow. 

I hope you’ll join me on November 7th in voting for Meghann Foster for Coralville City Council.

Kate Aspengren


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“She possesses a sound understanding of what makes Coralville a great community”

I’m writing in support of Meghann Foster’s candidacy for the Coralville City Council. She possesses a sound understanding of what makes Coralville a great community, and what yet is needed to support the community’s quality of life and continued economic success in the years ahead.
 
Meghann will bring to the Council her background in business, communication and community involvement. Her community involvements include service on the Coralville Planning and Zoning Committee, the Coralville Food Pantry Board of Directors, and volunteer work at her children’s schools (Coralville Central, Northwest Junior High, and West High). Meghann is focused, intelligent, a fine listener and communicator, and thoroughly accustomed to working hard.
 
Vote for Meghann on Tuesday, November 7, 2017!

Mary Richard


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“She will strengthen our community with her progressive voice”

I’ve known Meghann Foster for twenty years since we were undergraduates together at UI. She has consistently been a community-oriented leader in every capacity in which we have been acquainted, from our undergraduate classroom discussions to her tenure as a tireless volunteer with the Kids Care Coop to leading excellent yoga classes of which I’ve been a grateful participant to recently working together on a pop-up activist Shakespeare production. 

Outside of our acquaintance, Meghann has led and volunteered on several local political campaigns and social movements, attained a Masters degree, taught at the UI, served on the board of directors of the Coralville Food Pantry, advised the Johnson County Affordable Homes Coalition, and is raising five caring and confident children. As a proud citizen of Coralville for the last fifteen years, I cast my vote for Meghann knowing that she will strengthen our community with her progressive voice on our city council by seeing to it that every voice is represented and respected. 

I urge you to learn more about Meghann by visiting her website meghannforcoralville.com, to meet her at one of her upcoming election events, and to mark your calendar to cast a vote for her on November 7th.

Tara McGovern Dutcher


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“Her passionate commitment combined with a strong sense of social justice qualify her as a leader for us all”

I endorse Meghann Foster for Coralville City Council. I have known Meghan for over twenty years as her teacher, her colleague, and her friend. I can say from personal experience that she’s an outstanding individual and will serve Coralville with distinction. 

Her solid background in community activism and administration will be invaluable to the council. Her passionate commitment combined with a strong sense of social justice qualify her as a leader for us all. She’s tenacious and singularly focused. I feel confident she will bring great energy to the council. Please join me in voting for Meghann Foster for Coralville City Council on November 7th.

John Cameron


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“She is one of us and is looking out for our city”

I am writing in support of Meghann Foster for Coralville City Council. I have had the pleasure of knowing Meghann for a little over seventeen years. This is, in fact, the entirety of my life, as Meghann is my mother. She has been extremely supportive every step of the way. She has helped me realize every opportunity and interest, even those that were fleeting and didn’t always work out. 

In the past weeks leading up the election I have been helping my mom knock doors in Coralville. One of the things I’ve seen firsthand is her hard work and determination. She will go out even if it’s wet and rainy, if only to talk to a few more people. The thing that really struck me was the ease with which she communicates with citizens. She doesn’t get lost in political-speak, tossing in senseless terminology that bears little meaning. Nor does she talk down to them and pander. She finds a perfect balance, channeling her love of the city and her love of change into down-to-earth conversations with people who feel the same way.

Meghann has been living in Coralville for my whole life. As an inside source, I can say without a doubt that she is one of us and is looking out for our city.

Harry Westergaard


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“Meghann Foster listens and connects”

I have known Meghann Foster since 2012 when she took fitness and wellness classes and taught yoga at my studio in Coralville.  Since 2015, we have connected through mutual community passions. Based on my observations of Meghann’s teaching, her interactions with people of many stations in life, her connections with groups and agencies, and my experience working with her, I stand confident that Meghann Foster will be a progressive and fiscally responsible Coralville City Council member.  

I fully support Meghann’s emphasis on what makes a community well. She knows that for Coralville to continue to thrive it is essential to embrace and to call upon assets at all levels of influence in the community. These levels include: the individual, families, social support groups, schools and churches, organizations, agencies, businesses, as well as the resources that local government provides to serve its community. It is a balance among all of these components that makes a city vibrant and well.  

Meghann Foster listens and connects. She supports systems that are working. She is for innovative ways for Coralville to meet the needs of its people. Vote for Meghann Foster for Coralville City Council on Tuesday, November 7th.

Beth Pelton


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“Meghann Foster clearly cares about this community”

I find one of the best ways to evaluate a candidate running for local office is to view their current role in the community. Meghann Foster, candidate for Coralville City Council, clearly cares about this community.  She cares about our schools and consistently volunteers for the PTO. She cares about those who are struggling, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Coralville Food Pantry and advises the Johnson County Affordable Homes Coalition. She cares about local business and nonprofits, and has worked with many in her job as a digital strategist.

I also know firsthand that she cares about her neighbors. Our daughters are good friends and classmates. When my wife and I were considering becoming certified as foster parents, we reached out to her, knowing that she had previously been through the process. She didn’t know us well, having just chatted briefly at school functions, but, without hesitation, she met with us over coffee and she spent several hours telling us about her experiences and answering our questions. 

We’re proud to be supporting Meghann and Coralville will be well served by her strong sense of community and thoughtful leadership on the City Council.

Chris & Christy Bonfig


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“Meghann is committed to service”

On November 7th, I'm asking you to vote for Meghann Foster for Coralville City Council. In addition to being my wife, Meghann is a University of Iowa educator, a small business owner, a mother of our five kids, and a volunteer for countless community organizations including the Coralville Food Pantry and the city’s planning and zoning commission.

This is nothing new. In the 19 years I’ve known Meghann, she’s always been committed to service. Meghann loves Coralville and wants to make sure that, as we grow, we aren't leaving anyone behind. She understands that community development and economic development go hand in hand. She’ll use this focus to address the issues we face such as affordable housing and financial stewardship.

Meghann's dedication to community has another impact as well. She's modeling public service for our five kids — our community's next generation. That's one of the most important things leaders today can do. As a husband and father, I’m proud. As a community member, I’m inspired. Meghann has the commitment and character Coralville needs to prosper in the years ahead.

That's why I encourage you to vote for Meghann Foster for Coralville City Council — either early or on November 7th.

Nick Westergaard


I love our community! Together, we can continue to grow Coralville for all of the families who call it home.”