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Ingrid W. Reed

Ingrid Reed is a policy analyst focusing on New Jersey civic affairs. She directed the New Jersey Project of Rutgers' Eagleton Institute of Politics from 1996 until she retired in June, 2010. Currently Reed chairs the board of, a civic journalism website designed to provide coverage of current state issues important to its communities. She also serves on the board of New Jersey Future of which she is a founder and its first senior fellow. Past activities include chairing the Governor's Task Force on Local Government Ethics (2009-2011) and the Capital City Redevelopment Corporation from its inception under Governor Kean in 1987 until 2010.

While at Eagleton, Reed's work focused on encouraging voter participation and confidence in elections and government through research and public education. The NJ Project involved many students researchers and collaboration with other organizations and resulted in reports on New Jersey newspaper coverage of the contests for governor and the legislature in 2005 and 2009, an analysis of local government ethics administration in New Jersey, the history of the 2005 and 2007 New Jersey Clean Elections Pilot Program, and a 2010 review of redistricting and its application in New Jersey. Currently, she is involved with Eagleton's Youth Political Participation Program and CAWP's Ready to Run® program. 

Before joining Eagleton, Reed was vice president for public affairs and corporate secretary of The Rockefeller University in New York City and formerly served as assistant dean of Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.  Her volunteer activities include serving on the boards of Womanspace, a regional organization serving victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault, of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra and of the Princeton Adult School and the community advisory board of NJTV.