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Steve Foster

Community Development Manager

"Georgia Power and its predecessor companies have been leading the growth of Atlanta and Georgia since 1883. I truly love what we are able to do in Community and Economic Development because we are helping to lead the future development of this State like no other company. And it is, as our first president Preston Arkwright said in 1927, 'it is up to us as to no other, to be a Citizen Wherever We Serve'."

- Steve Foster

Phone: 404.506.4975
Email: srfoster@southernco.com

As a Senior Urban Advisor, Steve helps communities with economic development, business expansion and retention, and quality growth strategies. He works with regional organizations in Metro Atlanta, such as Central Atlanta Progress and the Georgia Research Alliance, on strategy development and implementation. Steve also advises Georgia Power on the emerging growth trends in the metro area and assists with community development strategies to respond to those trends. Steve has worked for Georgia Power since 1977, joining the company as an Engineering Associate in the Construction Department. He worked in construction at Plant Scherer and Plant Vogtle before moving to Industrial Marketing. He joined Community and Economic Development in 1990, which has included terms as a Loaned Executive to the Georgia Research Alliance and to Central Atlanta Progress.

Steve serves on the boards of Georgia Bio, the Georgia Downtown Association, the Housing and Demographic Research Center at the University of Georgia and the Thanks Mom & Dad Fund®, a not-for-profit addressing the needs of older adults. He chairs the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Advisory Committee on Aging and is a facilitator for the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing. Steve is also a member of the Georgia Association of Water Professionals, the American Planning Association, Lambda Alpha International and the Urban Land Institute, where he serves on the Technical Assistance Program committee. Steve is on the governing board of the WellStar Atlanta Medical Center and Georgia Tech’s College of Architecture Building Construction Advisory Committee.

Steve graduated from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction. He is a graduate of the Regional Leadership Institute and Leadership Midtown. Steve is married with three grown children. He and his wife, Sherie, live in Marietta.