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Mayor – 2015 - Present
Mayor Pro Tempore – 2010 - 2014
Redlands City Council – 2010 - Present

Elected 2010
Re-Elected 2014

Address: 35 Cajon St, Suite 200, Redlands
Mailing: P.O. Box 3005, Redlands, CA 92373-1005
Telephone (office): (909) 798-7533
Fax: (909) 798-7535

City Commissions and Boards:

Citrus Preservation Commission Liaison
Municipal Utilities/Public Works Commission Liaison
Planning Commission Liaison
Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission

Relocation Appeals Board Liaison

Capital Programs & Development Committee
Economic Development Committee
Oversight Board- Chairman
Public Benefit Resource Committee
125th Anniversary Committee- Chairman


Area-Wide Committees /Community Organizations:

Redlands Chamber of Commerce Liaison
Redlands Service Club Council Liaison

Redlands Conservancy (Alternate)

Inland Empire Economic Partnership Liaison

OMNITRANS (Alternate)

CONFIRE Board of Directors (Alternate)


Paul W. Foster was born, raised and attended school in San Diego, California.  Attending the University of San Diego, Paul received his undergraduate degree in Political Science/Public Administration in 1980.  Following his graduation Paul worked in the City Managers Office of several Southern California cities, including Vista, Pico Rivera, and Lake Elsinore.  In 1982, Paul joined the Southern California Permanente Medical Group as the Assistant Director of Human Resources for the Inland Counties.  Paul attended the University of Redlands and received his Masters Degree in Human Resources in 1987.  Shortly thereafter, he joined the operations staff of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group and was promoted to the senior staff as Assistant Medical Group Administrator in 1987.  In this position Paul is responsible for a staff in excess of 500 and a multi-million dollar operations and capital budget.  He has been an active participant in the expansion of the Fontana Medical Center Service Area, seeing the membership grow from 245,000 members to over 500,000.


In his tenure he has overseen the planning, development and operation of the SCPMG Rancho Cucamonga Medical Office, Loma Linda Medical Office and most recently Redlands Medical Offices.  Over his thirty-three years with SCPMG, Paul has been honored multiple times including the recipient of the organization’s Exceptional Contribution Award on five different occasions.




Arrowhead United Way
            Allocation Committee- 1987-1989

Mt. Baldy United Way
            Allocation Committee- 1987-1990

City of Redlands Historic and Scenic Preservation Commission- 1989-1997
            Vice Chairman- 1993-1994
            Chairman- 1994-1996

Redlands Chamber of Commerce
            Economic Development Committee Chairman- 1992-1993
            Board of Directors- 2006-2011
            Government Review Committee Chairman- 2006
            President-Elect- 2007
            President- 2008
            Past-President- 2009
            Vice-President- Economic Development- 2009-2011

Boy Scouts of America

            Cub Scouts Pack 16- Committee Chairman- 1996-1998
            Boy Scouts Troop 11- 1996-2006
                        Assistant Scoutmaster- 1997
                        Advancement Chairman- 1998-2000
                        Scoutmaster- 2000-2006
                        Scoutmaster Emeritus- 2006 - Present
            Grayback District Committee- 2006-Present
                        Founding President, Grayback District Executive Board- 2006-2007
                        Grayback District Finance Committee Chairman- 2009-2011
                        Grayback District Vice-Chairman- 2006-Present
            California Inland Empire Executive Board- 2006-Present
                        Council Advancement Chairman- 2006-2011
                        2010 National Jamboree Chairman- 2008-2011
                        Vice-President Programs- 2013

City of Redlands Planning Commission
            Vice Chairman- 2008
            Chairman- 2009-2011
            Architectural Guidelines Subcommittee- 2008-2010

Assistance League of Redlands Capital Campaign Committee- 2007

City of Redlands Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Committee on Finance- 2007-2008
            Chairman- 2007-2008

City of Redlands Climate Action Task Force- 2009-2011

Project Home Again- Founding Board of Directors

Family Services Association of Redlands
            Board of Directors- 2009-Present
            Facilities Committee- 2009-2011
            Personnel Committee- 2009-Present

Y.M.C.A. of the East Valley
            Board of Directors- 2009-Present


The Kiwanis Club of Redlands
            Board of Directors- 2013 – Present

Nicholas Chase Bornholdt Memorial Scholarship
            Trustee- 2013 - Present



  • Boy Scouts of America – Scoutmaster Award of Merit
  • Boy Scouts of America – Golden Bow Award (presented by the Catholic Council on Scouting for Outstanding Contributions to Scouting)
  • Boy Scouts of America – Bronze Pelican Award (presented by Diocese of San Bernardino for Outstanding Contributions to Youth Development).
  • Boy Scouts of America – District Award of Merit (highest award given at a District level)
  • Boy Scouts of America – Silver Beaver Award (highest National Scouting Honor confirmed by the California Inland Empire Council)
  • City of Redlands Police Department – Chiefs Distinguished Service Medal (awarded for service to the youth of Redlands).
    Redlands “Benchwarmers”- Community Leadership Award
    Redlands Latino Leadership Award

Paul is married to Juliana Foster, herself a medical administrator in Redlands.  Paul and Juli have two sons, both Eagle Scouts; Taylor James Foster and Nicholas Chase Bornholdt (deceased).

Paul has resided in Redlands since 1982. 

Paul’s hobbies include community service and collecting antiques.


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