Amy Foster is YOUR St. Petersburg City Council Member, Chair of the Pinellas County Homeless Leadership Board and serves on a number of committees including Public Services & Infrastructure, Youth Services, Legislative Affairs & Intergovernmental Relations. Amy served as the Chair of the St. Petersburg City Council in 2016 and as Chair of Youth Services from 2014-2016. A complete list of committees and assignments can be found online at: http://www.stpete.org/council/district_8.php.
Amy’s career has been devoted to helping people, solving problems, and advocating against inequities for the most under-served and at-risk communities. Amy is currently the Executive Director for the Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay, where she is responsible for day-to-day operations and fundraising to support children in foster care.
Prior to joining the Guardian Ad Litem Foundation, Amy served as the National Collaborative Network Manager for the EdLab Group’s National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP), a national project focused on gender equity and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. At EdLab Group, Foster provided professional development to 43 states to effectively implement the NGCP model and build public private cross sector partnerships.
Amy also worked for nearly ten years with Girl Scouts, most recently at Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, where her role included volunteer management, curriculum and training development, developing and managing grants, large-scale event planning and project management, and developing partnerships to form highly effective collaborations.
Amy volunteers for several local community organizations and serves as Community Vice President for the Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin.
From Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Amy received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Psychology and Sociology from Centenary College of Louisiana. A St. Pete resident for 15 years, Amy lives in Kenwood with her adopted daughter, Elena.