Marie R. Foster (Mona)
Retired, Associate Governmental Program Analyst
Marie R. Foster (Mona) retired from the State of California after thirty-six years of service. She began her career December 1960 and ended June 30, 1996. At the time of retirement she was an Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA).
Mona has been actively involved as a community volunteer for the past thirty-eight years. She is the founder/creator of Hui o’ Hawaii of Sacramento, Inc.(HOH) a Hawaiian organization that has been in existence for thirty-eight years. Co-founder of the Indigenous Pacific Islander Council (IPIC), Co-founder of the Sacramento Pacific Islander Leadership Forum (SPILF).
Other community services include Sacramento County Grand Jury from 1995 through 1998 (two years as Foreman Pro-Tem), Cal-Expo community liaison for the past thirty-eight years, the Friends of the Future Mentor Program, Vice Chair Board of Director for Coalition of Asian and Pacific Islanders Together for Advocacy and Leadership CAPITAL (Approx. Ten years), Board of Director for Alta California Regional Center (six years), Currently, Co-Chair for the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Multi-Cultural Advisory Council, Member of the District Attorney’s Citizen Cabinet, Ex-Officio member for the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Advisory Council, Member of the Martin Luther King Foundation Committee, Board of Director for the RMHC/ASIA Foundation.
Mona is the recipient of certificates and resolutions for her volunteer services to her community. Listed are some of the awards received. In August of 2000 she received a letter of Commendation from Governor Gray Davis for outstanding accomplishments as the Chair of the Asian and Pacific Islander Advisory Committee for California State Fair. Recipient of an Exemplary Community Services Resolution from the Sacramento Board of Supervisors. Awarded Outstanding Woman of color by the International Association for Women of Color. Recipient of the Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Local Hero Awards presented by KVIE and Union Bank of California. Recipient of the District Attorney’s Award for community service.
Mona has two children and six grand children. Mona and her husband Del (who retired from the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department) live in Citrus Heights, California.