Elected by the voters of District 4 in March 2005, Commissioner Toni Carter has lead on important issues at the local, state, and national level. She is active in the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC), serving on the board of directors and previously serving as president. She is a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Counties (NACo) and serves as chair of NACo’s Healthy Counties Initiative. She is co-chair of the Minnesota Human Services Performance Council and the Ramsey County Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Stakeholder Committee. Commissioner Carter also serves as the chief local elected official on the Ramsey County Workforce Investment Board.
Commissioner Toni Carter is the first African-American ever to serve on a county board in Minnesota.