Foster to seek town treasurer office |

Foster to seek town treasurer office

George Foster, a retired business owner and longtime Nevada City resident, announced Monday his candidacy for town treasurer.

Prior to his retirement, Foster was the founding president of Eigen, a 100-employee medical electronics manufacturing company on Gold Flat Road. He now serves on the Sierra Economic Development District board and the Sierra College Bond Oversight committee, is a former member of the Nevada County Economic Resource Council, and previously chaired the Miners Foundry board of directors.

“The office of city treasurer is often overlooked and sometimes ignored, but it is one of the most important positions in local government, especially at a time when millions of dollars are being committed to municipal projects,” he stated in a press release.

Foster’s decision to run has been endorsed by several members of the Nevada City community, including a former treasurer, Gene Downing, and the current treasurer, Neil Locke.

Locke, another longtime resident, has chosen not to seek re-election, according to a press release about Foster’s candidacy. Three former mayors, Pat Dyer, Paul Matson, and Harry Stewart, have all showed their support for Foster.

“He will bring his extensive background in business, along with important knowledge of local government, to the office,” Stewart said.

Foster has lived in Nevada City since 1980 and lives on North Pine Street with his wife, Christine, who once served Nevada City as vice mayor and as District 1 supervisor. He said he encourages people to contact him if they would like to learn more about his qualifications for the job, past experience, or future plans. He can be reached at 265-3997 or by e-mail at

Foster is also a member of the Nevada Country Republican Central Committee.

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