Victoria Reinhardt, District 7
Serving residents of the following communities:
Maplewood, North Saint Paul and White Bear Lake.
Victoria Reinhardt was elected to the Ramsey County (Minnesota) Board of Commissioners in 1996. Commissioner Reinhardt received her B.A. and Masters of Business Administration from Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul. She earned the Alumni Community Service Award in recognition of her community work. In 2001, the University honored Victoria as a "Woman of Vision and Courage" and in 2005 she was named "Alumni of the Year." She received her Doctorate in Public Administration from Hamline University. She has presented her dissertation about how to calculate cost savings of juvenile crime prevention programs across the country. Victoria was recognized by City Business as one of the "Most Innovative Women in the Twin Cities".
Commissioner Reinhardt has a long history of environmental activism. She was a founding board member and was chairperson of the Recycling Association of Minnesota from 1989 to 1991 as well as chairperson of the City of White Bear Lake Recycling Advisory Committee. She currently serves as Vice-Chairperson of the Ramsey/Washington Recycling and Energy Board, Partnership on Waste and Energy and the Energy, Environment and Land Use Steering Committee of the National Association of Counties.
Since being elected in 1996, Commissioner Reinhardt has also been working hard on metro-wide issues such as transportation, housing and integration of geographic information systems. In 1999, Victoria testified before a congressional committee on government reform relative to how local units of government can work together more effectively. In 2000, she was given the Bruce F. Vento Distinguished Service Award by the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless and in 2012 Commissioner Reinhardt was named County Commissioner of the year by the Association of Minnesota Counties.