• September 1, 2014

Jared Foster other

Jared Foster is a native of Killeen and graduate of Ellison High School. He studied marketing at Texas A&M and English Literature at SMU before moving to New York City for a time. His first career was in book publishing where he worked for Oxford University Press.

 After ten years away, Jared returned to Killeen to serve as controller and marketing director for Killeen Power Sports. Not long afterwards, he was encouraged to join Killeen’s newly minted Young Professionals group and was excited by the degree of creativity and talent that was developing in Killeen commensurate with the city’s long history of tolerance and cultural diversity.

 Jared serves on the boards of directors for the Vive Les Arts Theater as well as the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce. In 2012 he was elected to his first term on City Council. His public interests reside in the area of place-making, in discovering and developing how cities can grow in ways that move beyond just quality of life but into “quality of place.” There is economic potential in the development of a vibrant, people-oriented, liveable city.

 When he is not doing any of these things, Jared spends his time with his family and friends. He is an avid cycling enthusiast and has recently decided to run a 10k. Finally, he is a life-long lover of comic books, a child-hood obsession that to all evidence shows no signs of ever retreating.

 

Education

  • Graduate of C. E. Ellison High School, 2000
  • BBA, Marketing from Texas A&M University, 2004
  • MA, English Literature from Southern Methodist University, 2008

 

Community

  • Board of Directors, Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors, Vive Les Arts Theater
  • Former Board of Directors, Greater Killeen Young Professionals
  • Member, Central Texas-Fort Hood Chapter Association of the United States Army

Race Information

District
Election Year
Election Level
Election Type
Result
Killeen
2014
City
Other
Elizabeth A Blackstone Jonathan Okray Juan Rivera

Killeen At-Large Seats 100%

Candidates
 
Percent
Votes
14.87%
1,154
10.06%
781
18.36%
1,425
9.83%
763
10.20%
792
15.54%
1,206

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