Meet Community Booster Bill Foussard

Bill Foussard on a old fashioned fire truck.
Spotlight on Community

Local legend Bill Foussard is a business owner and enthusiastic booster of our great community. From making sure we have funding for a firework display every year to supporting our local arts scene, promoting tourism and many other community efforts, Foussard provides boundless energy to many local causes.

Along with his role as owner of Rudy’s Redeye Grill and the Best Western Plus White Bear Country Inn, Foussard can also be found serving as a member of the White Bear Rotary Club, Explore White Bear, White Bear Events and more. He was also the 2017 recipient of the J. Stanley and Doris Hill Legacy Award for service to the community.

Foussard was a founding member of the Greater White Bear Lake Community Foundation in 2015, joining other community leaders who envisioned an organization based on a community of donors, grantees and volunteers serving the communities that share the shores of White Bear Lake. That vision has grown to become a thriving community foundation that has made over $2.6 million in grants and manages more than $4 million in assets.

You can find Foussard all over town at events, Rudy’s, the White Bear Country Inn or perhaps even aboard a vintage fire truck—and always ready with a smile.

In celebration of the dedicated volunteers that uplift this community, the Greater White Bear Lake Community Foundation spotlights a noteworthy citizen of the White Bear Lake area in each issue. Learn more at