Commissioner Victoria Parks

Victoria ParksVictoria Parks has served as the Chief of Staff for Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune since 2016. In this capacity, she worked closely with Portune day-in and day-out as he fulfills his responsibilities as County Commissioner.

Parks represented the Commissioner on several Boards, including Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Transportation Agency, Oral Health Commission, Transportation Improvement District, SORTA and The Port Authority.

Parks first worked with Commissioner Portune during his 2016 re-election campaign. As his campaign chairperson, she traveled throughout the County with him as he met with voters and presented his platform for growth and opportunity in the county.

Prior to her work with the County Commission, Parks served as Major Gifts Officer at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center where she fundraised and wrote grants to support its world class exhibits and programs. From 2011-2015 Parks served as the Development Director at the Women’s Crisis Center where she led award-winning community outreach and fundraising campaigns to support its domestic violence and sexual assault shelters and programs in 13 counties of NKY and Buffalo Trace.

Parks started her non-profit and government career as Community Outreach Representative for Congressman Steve Driehaus from 2010-2011. Prior to that, she worked in the corporate world for 30 years in customer service and marketing at United Parcel Service, Mitsubishi Electric Manufacturing and Cognis Corporation.

Parks is an enlisted United States Air Force Veteran having served honorably from 1976 -1980 where she earned E-4 ranking, was trained and served as Personnel Specialist. She is awarded the Air Force Longevity Service Award and Air Force Good Conduct Medal.

An avid community volunteer, Parks currently serves as Board President, AMOS Project, past Parish Council at St. Joseph Catholic Church, The Women’s Fund Advocacy Committee, past board member of The Archdiocese of Cincinnati Communication Commission, former Association of Fundraising Professionals Scholarship Director and Airport Greeter Committee, World Choir Games.

A life-long Cincinnatian, Parks grew up in West College Hill, attended Archdiocese of Cincinnati schools, St. Richard of Chichester and Our Lady of Angels, and graduated from Aiken High School in 1976. Parks received an Associate Degree from Southern Ohio College in Computer Programing in 1981.

She currently resides in College Hill and enjoys travel, reading, cooking and gardening, loves football, and spending time with her daughter, grandchildren, extended family and friends.