“As a CPA, I am trained to look for the most efficient methods of operation, saving your tax dollars and maintaining a balanced county budget.”
— Valerie Covey, CPA
About Commissioner Valerie Covey
First elected in November 2006, Valerie Covey represents Precinct Three on the Williamson County Commissioner’s Court. Commissioner Covey has established herself as a leader in the county who has the courage to stand up for her conservative beliefs and family values.
Commissioner Covey serves the county by participating on various boards and committees, including: the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter Board, the Williamson County Mental Health Task Force, the Williamson County Conservation Foundation – serving as President, the Williamson County Audit Committee, and Williamson County Investment Committee.
Commissioner Covey has taken a keen interest in mental health issues throughout the county and the state. She has worked alongside the County’s mental health professionals, law enforcement, judicial branch of the county and our local mental health authority to garner state recognition for Williamson County’s jail diversion programs. These programs include funding the San Gabriel Crisis Respite Center, Mobile Outreach Team, Crisis Intervention Team, drug and alcohol docket, and veterans’ docket. Each program aims to keep non-violent offenders out of the county jail providing more appropriate care and saving countless taxpayer dollars.
For Commissioner Covey, integrity and conservative values go far beyond the Commissioner’s Courtroom; it extends into every facet of her life. Over the last 5 years, Commissioner Covey voted in favor of refinancing and led the charge to defease debt faster than required, which has saved taxpayers over $115 million in interest.
Under Commissioner Covey’s leadership, residents have seen the openings of the Ronald Reagan Boulevard, SH 195 expansion, IH-35 northbound frontage road, deceleration lanes at Cedar Hollow, Escalera Pkwy, Gabriel’s Overlook and Cimarron Hills and a new bridge at CR 305 and IH-35. Other transportation projects underway include the Southwest Bypass from FM 2243 to IH 35, intersection improvements at DB Woods & SH 29, bridge replacement at Ronald Reagan and IH-35, CR 110 North, Corridor D (Ronald Reagan East), and CR 176 realignment at RM 2243. Commissioner Covey understands that growth is inevitable, and that responsible growth and planning is invaluable, which is why she has voted to fund Right-of-Way for the Long-Range Transportation Plan with cash.
Commissioner Covey is an active member of the Williamson County Republican Party, Georgetown Area Republican Women, The Republican Club of Sun City, Williamson County Republican Women, Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, and First Baptist Church of Georgetown.
She attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a degree in accounting and for more than 35 years has been licensed as a Certified Public Accountant. Valerie and her husband of nearly 35 years, Mark Covey, have lived in Georgetown since 1994, and are blessed with three sons and a daughter-in-law.
Working for You
- Led the charge to pay down voter approved debt faster—saving your tax dollars.
- Voted to lower the tax rate to the state mandated 3.5% "voter approval rate" one year ahead of time.
- Evaluates every line of the budget to ensure no waste at the county level.
- Serves as the president of the Williamson County Conservation Foundation, chair of the National Habitat Conservation Coalition, treasurer of the Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet Counties board.
- Serves on the Williamson County Audit Committee, Williamson County Investment Committee, Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter Board, and the Williamson County Mental Health Taskforce.
- Worked with County Court at Law and District Judges to create a Pretrial Services department and serves on the Judicial Courts Board.
- Appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to the Texas Indigent Defense Commission in 2019.