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Reception to honor Clean Water’s David Foster
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 by Jo Clifton
David Foster, who has served as director of Clean Water Action’s Texas program since 2004, plans to retire at the end of the year. Foster coordinates public outreach for both Clean Water Action and the Clean Water Fund throughout Texas. He has served on the boards of many nonprofits, including Envision Central Texas, Livable City and the Alliance for Public Transportation. Foster will be honored at a reception and dinner from 5-8 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Barr Mansion, 10463 Sprinkle Road. In addition to being a fundraiser for the Clean Water Fund, the event marks Barr Mansion’s 40th anniversary. Organizers expect speakers to include U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (schedule permitting), John Dromgoole of the Natural Gardener, Travis County commissioners Jeff Travillion and Brigid Shea, and Austin City Council Member Leslie Pool. RSVP by Nov. 15 to reserve your tickets or make a contribution. Tickets are also available at the door. Guests are requested to be vaccinated and to respect applicable Travis County recommendations regarding masks and social distancing. Barr Mansion staffers wear masks and hand sanitizers will be available. The event will be outside, with the ballroom as fallback in the event of inclement weather.