SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack North Country Association has announced that Andrew P. Foster, a retired attorney who specializes in environmental law, has joined its board of directors.

Foster’s extensive experience with environmental and energy-related issues will help advance the regional economic nonprofit group’s work developing and implementing programs in clean energy, local food, small business, and equity and inclusion across New York’s North Country region.

Foster resides in the St. Lawrence County town of Piercefield, where he and his wife relocated in 2020 after they both retired. Before retirement, Foster served as partner in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, office of the national law firm Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. He was elected by the ANCA board at its quarterly meeting in Wilmington on June 9.

“The Board is thrilled to welcome Andrew Foster as a new director during this unprecedented time of growth and opportunity for our region’s clean energy economy,” ANCA board President Kelly Chezum said in a news release. “In addition to his enthusiasm for advancing the region’s quality of life for residents and visitors alike, his insights and experience with environmental issues and their broader implications for our region’s businesses and communities will be invaluable to ANCA’s work in entrepreneurship and clean energy. We look forward to working together to advance ANCA’s efforts that address cross-sector issues like climate justice, workforce development, business resilience, and diversity, equity and inclusion.”

“ANCA has an amazing track record of success supporting North County sustainable economic development and building community opportunities,” Foster said in the release. “I’m both honored and excited to join ANCA’s board, and I look forward to supporting the organization’s great staff and programs.”

Read the full article in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.