Meghann Foster, college educator, small business owner, and mother of five, will run for an open seat on the Coralville City Council. Foster will make the formal announcement at an event on Wednesday, May 10th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM at Coralville's North Ridge Pavilion, at 2250 Holiday Rd.
Foster is an active parent at her kids' three schools — Coralville Central, Northwest Junior High, and West High — and a contributor to the Iowa City Moms Blog. For the past 16 years, she and her husband Nick Westergaard have made their home in Coralville and know firsthand how great the community is for families. In that time, she's seen it grow exponentially.
Foster is an instructor at the University of Iowa, teaching courses in strategic communication and social media marketing. As a co-owner and digital strategist with Brand Driven Digital, she works with many area businesses and nonprofits to help them tell their stories online. She is also a current member of the city's planning and zoning committee.
"There's a lot to be excited about in Coralville, but there's also more we can do, especially in the areas of social service offerings and affordable housing," said Foster, who serves on the board of directors of the Coralville Food Pantry and advises the Johnson County Affordable Homes Coalition. "I want to make sure that as our community grows, all of our citizens can enjoy the amenities Coralville has to offer. I'm excited to add my voice to the Coralville City Council and build on our community's strong foundation."
Foster has led and volunteered on several local political campaigns and social movements. To learn more about the event and Foster's candidacy, visit her Facebook page and her campaign website, meghannforcoralville.com.