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Mayor Adrian Foster

Adrian Foster is serving his third term as Mayor of Clarington. Adrian and his wife Deborah live in Courtice. Deborah is an ordained Minister with The United Church of Canada.

After graduating from the University of Toronto, Adrian worked as a counsellor, helping developmentally disabled children and their families in a behaviour management setting. Later he started a career as an investment advisor, working in that field for over 26 years.

Since making their home in Clarington, the Fosters have been active in the community supporting numerous groups and causes. Adrian has volunteered with numerous organizations. He is a past President of the Clarington Board of Trade, a former charter member of the Rotary Club of Courtice and is involved with the Lion’s Club of Courtice.

Adrian has been formally recognized twice for his service to the community. He was awarded the Queen's Golden Jubilee medal in 2002, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal in 2012 and was presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship by the Rotary Club of Courtice in 2008. Adrian has represented the Municipality on a variety of boards and committees. Amongst other commitments, he sits as Chair of Durham Region Finance, sits as Chair of the Canadian Association of Nuclear Host Communities, and is a Board Member of Elexicon Corp.

Video messages from Mayor Adrian Foster

Special events

Join Mayor Adrian Foster as he hosts signature fundraising events that give back to the community throughout the year:

Clarington Mayor's Gala

February 21, 2021
Virtual Event

Celebrate the vibrant and rich arts community in Clarington. The Clarington Mayor’s Gala supports two exceptional not-for-profit agencies - the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington and A Gift of Art. Both organizations promote and nurture the development of local artistic talent.

The Mayor's Gala is an evening filled with music, delicious food, cocktails and a creative silent auction. The event includes displays of unique works of art, including jewelry, pottery, metal and ironworks, sculpture, photography, poetry, fabric and glass.

Watch the 2021 Virtual Clarington Mayor's Gala.

Clarington Mayor's Golf Classic

September 17, 2020
Newcastle Golf & Country Club 

A great day of golf, food, fun and networking. With the ongoing support of the Clarington business community, the Mayor’s Golf Classic has donated close to $300,000 back into the community.

Learn more about the event.


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