Rep. Vicky Riback Wilson's Bio

REP. VICKY RIBACK WILSON


Rep. Vicky Riback Wilson, a Democrat, represents part of Boone County (District 25) in the Missouri House of Representatives.

In addition to her legislative duties, Rep. Wilson is a self-employed financial manager.

She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Uganda in 1969 and 1970 and has lived and worked in Indonesia in 1973 and 1974, where she taught English and co-edited a guidebook on Indonesia. Rep. Wilson has also taught head start, high school, college, and community classes and has worked as a community arts administrator. For more than 10 years, she worked for the University of Missouri as an administrator and leadership educator throughout the state.

Rep. Wilson has held local and statewide leadership positions in arts, school, service, business, professional, and neighborhood organizations, including: co-chair, University Extension Diversity Task Force; president, Missouri Association of Community Arts Agencies; and vice-president, Rock Quarry Neighborhood Association. She has also served on many boards and committees, including Front Door Counseling Center, Missouri Citizens for the Arts, Chamber of Commerce -- Leadership Columbia, Altrusa International, Missouri Community Development Society, Association for Leadership Educators, and University Extension Community Resource Development Association. Her work in diversity and community development has been recognized with state and national awards.

A 1964 graduate of University High School in Columbia, Rep. Wilson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968 and a master=s degree in higher and adult education from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1981.

Born in 1946 in Columbia, Rep. Wilson currently resides there with her husband, Willy Wilson. They have two children: David, 22, and Hollye, 19.