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Elected: 2010, 2014
Current Term November 2014-2018

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
Oversight Board - Chairman
Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission
Planning Commission Liaison
Prospect Park Replanting Ad-Hoc Committee Member

Public Benefit Resource Committee - Past Member
125th Anniversary Committee - Past Chairman


Area-Wide Committees /Community Organizations:

CONFIRE Board of Directors (Alternate)
OMNITRANS Board of Directors (Alternate)
Redlands Chamber of Commerce Liaison
Redlands Service Club Council
Redlands Conservancy


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 800 in twenty-six departments 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 twenty-eight 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 Scout Pack 16 – Committee Chairman -  1996-1998
  •      Boy Scouts Troop 11 – 1996-2006
  •           Assistant Scoutmaster  - 1997
  •           Advancement Chairman – 1998-2000
  •           Scoutmaster – 2000-2006
  •      Grayback District Committee – 2006-Present
  •           Founding President, Grayback District Executive Board – 2006-2007
  •           Grayback District Finance Committee Chairman – 2009 - 2011
  •           Grayback District Vice-Chairman – 2009 - 2011
  •      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 - 2006-2011
  •      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


  • 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).

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.

Paul has resided in Redlands since 1982. 

Paul’s hobbies include community service and collecting antiques.


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