Director Brook Reinhard was elected to the Willamalane Board in the May 2021 election. He grew up in Eugene, graduated from Springfield High School and the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism, and then worked for several daily newspapers before attending Willamette University College of Law.
Reinhard has been a public defender for the past 11 years, first in Roseburg and then in Eugene. He currently serves as the executive director of Public Defender Services of Lane County, where he helps protect the rights of people in our community who are accused of crimes who cannot afford an attorney of their own.
Reinhard’s past governmental service includes the City of Roseburg Planning Commissioner and member of the Oregon Legislature’s Police Profiling Task Force. He is vice president of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, a board member of the Lane County Bar Association, and a member of the Lane County Public Safety Coordinating Council.
Brook Reinhard and his wife Valerie have seven children and are frequent users of the services offered by Willamalane to the community, including parks, paths, and community classes.
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