Justan Foster

Justan Foster

Rensselaer County Clerk, NY

Justan is a public sector compliance innovator and expert in managing data and promoting technology to help close gaps between those in search of services and those entrusted to provide services. Justan serves his community as a Trustee for Family Camp focused on ecology and inclusion and as a Music Director for several religious institutions.

Justan is running for Rensselaer County Clerk where he plans to use his skills in records management, technology research, and legal study to promote best practices and close the gap between marginalized communities and resources. Justan is focused on promoting accessible services and fostering a welcoming environment in an area where demographics are changing rapidly; providing resources and opportunity for small businesses (especially those considered disadvantaged) to grow and succeed while using sustainable practices; increasing transparency around county services and spending through open data; and working to develop a partnership with local education providers to develop programs that allow local students to learn from, contribute to, and enhance county services while building their resumes.