By Dan Murphy
Katie Reinhardt joined the Beacon Hill Civic Association as its new administrative assistant
on March 7.
Reinhardt, age 29, was raised in Indianapolis and earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Indianapolis in 2009. Soon after graduating, she accepted a position as “development ambassador” for the non-profit Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, which found her reaching out to current and former members for campaign fundraising and to renew memberships. She relocated to Milwaukee in 2010, juggling her time between working as a freelance photographer and full-time employment as an administrative assistant for an insurance agency.
In October of 2014, Reinhardt moved to Boston, settling in Jamaica Plain and working as commercial photographer for the Internet retailer shoebuy.com. She began exploring the city on foot and was soon struck by the beauty of Beacon Hill. In her new position, she looks forward to becoming a fixture in the neighborhood.
“I’m just looking to help people, make them comfortable and make them feel like they have a friendly face to talk to when they’re calling in with their concerns,” Reinhardt said.
While Reinhardt is still new to the position, she has already struck an easy rapport with the Civic Association’s executive director, Patricia Tully, whom Reinhardt describes as “friendly” and “good to work alongside.”
Meanwhile, Tully welcomes Reinhardt on behalf of the Civic Association and its board of directors.
“Katie’s energy and enthusiasm, her eye for detail and her commitment to helping our neighbors will allow us to make an even greater difference in our community,” Tully wrote in an email. “I very much look forward to working with her.”
Mark Kiefer, president of the Civic Association’s board of directors, echoes the sentiment, saying how enthusiastic the group is to have Reinhardt on board.
“She brings valuable Web site development experience, impressive technical skills and a contagious enthusiasm to this role,” Kiefer wrote. “I’m sure she’ll be a great asset to the organization.”