Councilmember Virginia Korte began her second term on the Scottsdale City Council in January 2017.
She has an extensive background in business and non-profit management as well as community service. In 1981 she joined her family business (Ray Korte Chevrolet) to work with and learn from her father where she served in various roles until becoming general manager and dealer in 1991.
After selling the dealership in 1998, Virginia was hired as a biology professor at Scottsdale Community College and became their first CNUW (Center for Native & Urban Wildlife) Executive Director, serving until 2002.
In 1996, Virginia was named to the Board of Directors of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce, and in 2002, she was hired as President and CEO. Virginia left the Chamber in 2008 to take on another challenge where she served as President and CEO of Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services (STARS) until 2014. She currently serves as a member of the board for Arizona Town Hall and BUSS (Business United for Scottsdale Schools).
Throughout her time in Scottsdale, Virginia has also served on a wide variety of volunteer boards and committees focused on serving the community.