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Victoria Reinhardt County Commissioner
Representing District 7


ReinhardtCommissioner Contact Information

Victoria Reinhardt (email)
Ramsey County Board Office
Room 220 Court House
15 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102

Tel: 651.266.8363
Fax: 651.266.8370

Commissioner Assistant:

Darren Tobolt (email)
Tel: 651.266.8368
 

Administrative Assistant:

Debbie Orth (email)
Tel: 651.266.8377

Serving citizens in the following communities (District Map):

Maplewood
North St. Paul
White Bear Lake
Ward 6 precinct 12 in St. Paul

Standing Committees of the Board:

  • Audit
  • Budget, Chair
  • Facilities
  • Housing & Redevelopment Authority
  • Human Services & Workforce Solutions
  • Legislative
  • Public Safety & Justice, Vice Chair
  • Public Works, Parks & Solid Waste, Vice Chair
  • Regional Rail Authority

Outside Committees, Boards or Commissions:

  • 800 MHz Subsystem Policy committee, Alternate for Commissioner Bennett
  • Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC)
    • AMC District X Representative
    • AMC District X Executive Committee, Alternate
    • AMC Policy Committee AMC Legislative Steering Committee
    • AMC Natural Resources Committee, Chair
    • AMC Legislative Steering Committee
    • AMC Natural Resources Committee, Chair
  • Audit Committee
  • Ramsey County Board/Bench Committee
  • Clean Water Council
  • Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB), Alternate
  • Extension Committee
  • Greater MSP Board
  • Itasca Project, Alternate
  • Joint Property Tax Advisory Committee
  • Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI)
  • MetroGIS Policy Board
  • Metropolitan Energy Policy Coalition
  • Minnesota Landmarks Board
  • Minnesota River Basin Joint Powers Board
  • National Association of Counties (NACo)
    • Energy, Environment, & Land Use Committee, Vice Chair
    • NACo IT Committee
  • Northeast Diagonal Policy Advisory Committee, Alternate
  • Northstar Corridor Liaison
  • Product Policy Institute (PPI)
  • Ramsey County League of Local Governments
  • Resource Recovery Project Board, Chair
  • Resource Recovery Executive Committee
  • Rush Line Corridor Task Force, Chair
  • SRFC Joint Powers Board, Alternate
  • St. Paul Children’s Collaborative, Vice Chair
  • St. Paul Children’s Collaborative Executive Board
  • Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board (SWMCB), Chair
    • SWMCB Executive Committee
  • Statewide Geospatial Advisory Council

 Community Association/Organizations:

  • Metro State Alumni Board
    • Metro State Alumni Board Legislative Committee
  • Minnesota Landmarks Board
  • North St. Paul Area Business Association
  • White Bear Area Chamber of Commerce
  • White Bear Lake Senior Services Committee
  • White Bear Lake Consortium of Lake Area Senior Services (CLASS) Board
  • YMCA Twin Cities General Board
    • YMCA Property & Facilities Committee

"An Ounce of Prevention: Taxpayer Costs Avoided Through Preventing Crime" By Victoria Ann Reinhardt - A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Public Administration in Hamline University, St. Paul, MN 2007

For a PowerPoint presentation of "An Ounce of Prevention: Taxpayer Costs Avoided Through Preventing Crime" by Victoria Ann Reinhardt, click here. (pdf version)

Commissioner Reinhardt's Bio

Commissioner Reinhardt represents District 7, which includes the cities of Maplewood, North St. Paul, and White Bear Lake, as well as the Hillcrest area of St. Paul (Ward 6 Precinct 12).  In January 2004 her colleagues elected her Chair of the Board.

Commissioner Reinhardt received her B.A. and Masters of Business Administration from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul.  In 1996, she received 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. 

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 Chairperson of the Ramsey/Washington Resource Recovery Board and Chair of the Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board for the Twin Cities region.  She is also the Chair of the Energy, Environment and Land Use Steering Committee of the National Association of Counties.

Commissioner Reinhardt is a strong advocate for violence prevention. She has been on numerous panels regarding the issue of prevention of domestic abuse. Commissioner Reinhardt oversees the juvenile crime prevention project known as ACE (All Children Excel). ACE targets juveniles younger than nine who are at highest risk of becoming chronic, serious offenders. ACE employs outcome-based, program-area budgeting and is being looked to as a national model.  In 2000, Victoria was recognized by City Business as one of the "Most Innovative Women in the Twin Cities" for her work on ACE.

Since being elected, 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 about 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.

Before being elected Commissioner, Victoria served Ramsey County as a member of the Capital Improvements Committee and the Strategic Planning Commission.

Victoria has been a resident of White Bear Lake since 1975. Both of her children, Michael and Erich, attended District 624 schools, where she served as President of the Lincoln Elementary School PTO and on a variety of School District committees. Victoria's husband, James Patrick (J.P.) Barone, is a Minnesota Assistant Attorney General. J.P. is active with the Lakeshore Players Theatre in White Bear Lake and has performed in a variety of theatrical productions.

Commissioner Reinhardt's Column Page