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GT Annex636860091472819520 Valerie Covey
Commissioner Precinct 3

Georgetown Annex
100 Wilco Way, CO201
Georgetown, TX, 78626

Phone: (512) 943-3370
Fax: (512) 943-3376
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comm3@wilco.org

Rachel Arnold
Executive Assistant
rarnold@wilco.org
Debra Babcock
Administrative Assistant
dbabcock@wilco.org
 
Commissioner Precinct Three Valerie Covey

Commissioner Valerie CoveyFirst 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, the Williamson County Investment Committee, and the Opportunities for Williamson and Burnet Counties Board of Directors.

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 goes far beyond the Commissioner´s Courtroom; it extends into every facet of her life. In budget years 2016 and 2017, Commissioner Covey led the charge to reduce voter approved debt by an additional $10 million each year saving taxpayers approximately $10 million in interest.

Under Commissioner Covey’s leadership, residents have seen the openings of the Williams Drive expansion, Ronald Reagan Blvd., SH 195 expansion, IH-35 northbound frontage road and the turnaround at SH 29 & IH 35. They have also seen the completion of deceleration lanes at Cedar Hollow, Escalera Pkwy, Gabriel’s Overlook and Cimarron Hills. Other transportation projects underway include SH 29 Bypass from FM 2243 to IH 35, CR 110, CR 111, Inner Loop safety improvements at Wilco Way and at Central Maintenance, Ronald Reagan Blvd. at IH 35, CR 305 at IH 35 phase one bridge replacement and intersection improvements at DB Wood & SH 29.  Commissioner Covey understands that growth is inevitable and that responsible growth and planning is invaluable.

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 the past 30 years has been licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.  Valerie and her husband of 31 years, Mark Covey, have lived in Georgetown since 1994, and are blessed with three sons and a daughter-in-law.

 
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3.27.20 Update on COVID-19 Cases in Williamson County

  • 27 March 2020
  • Author: Lauren Gammon
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3.27.20 Update on COVID-19 Cases in Williamson County

The Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) announced seven new positive COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the County’s total to 34. Please see the daily report for details. At this stage information is very limited, WCCHD and Williamson County will share more as it becomes available and necessary to protect the health of the public. 

Williamson County Orders Residents to Stay Safe, Stay Home

  • 24 March 2020
  • Author: Lauren Gammon
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Williamson County Orders Residents to Stay Safe, Stay Home

In a proactive effort to reduce the number of new COVID-19 cases in Williamson County and in Central Texas, County Judge Bill Gravell has issued a Stay Home Stay Safe Order for all individuals in Williamson County. This Order takes effect at 11:59 p.m. on March 24, 2020 and will continue through 11:59 p.m. on April 13, 2020, subject to the limited exceptions. The Stay Home Stay Safe directives are intended to help control the spread of the coronavirus by keeping people isolated at home.

For details on included essential businesses and essential activities, please see the Stay Home Stay Safe Order here.

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Williamson County Closing Offices to the Public Starting Thursday, March 19

  • 18 March 2020
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Williamson County Closing Offices to the Public Starting Thursday, March 19

Williamson County is taking extra preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 with the goal of continuing essential county operations. Starting at noon on Thursday, March 19, 2020, Williamson County will close non-essential county offices to the public through Monday, May 11, 2020. Please note, these offices will serve the public and continue county operations by using technology, phones, email, mail, and drop-boxes as needed. Beginning Friday, March 20, 2020, through Monday, May 11, 2020, the Williamson County Justice Center, 405 MLK, Georgetown, will remain open only for required judicial activities. Please go to each office or department's web page for specific information on how to conduct business under the new restrictions. Williamson County’s priority is to provide continuity of operations of essential county services while maintaining social distancing practices. We appreciate the public’s support and patience as we modify procedures and reallocate resources in order to better adjust to this fluid situation.   

To view individual office or department's specific information please visit our Current Office Closures Information page

Williamson County Tax Office Lobbies to Close to the Public Starting March 17

  • 17 March 2020
  • Author: Lauren Gammon
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Williamson County Tax Office Lobbies to Close to the Public Starting March 17

In an effort to maintain social distancing standards for our residents and staff, all Williamson County Tax Office lobbies will be closed to the public beginning at 1 p.m. today, March 17, 2020, until further notice. Residents can still conduct business via mail, drop box, or online. Drive-through lanes will remain open for business at the Round Rock and Cedar Park locations. Drive-throughs are limited to property tax payments, registration renewals, and disabled parking placards.

For further information please visit our website at www.wilco.org/taxoffice or call us at 512-943-1601. To aid the State’s efforts to combat COVID-19, Governor Abbott has also waived certain rules for vehicle registration, title transfers, and disabled parking placards. This is effective for 60 days beginning March 16th, 2020. Details are provided in this link: https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-waives-certain-vehicle-registration-titling-and-parking-placard-regulations-in-texas.

COVID-19 Prevention in WilCo

  • 17 March 2020
  • Author: bawassink
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COVID-19 Prevention in WilCo

In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Williamson County has taken several steps. On Saturday, March 14, County Judge Bill Gravell made a local disaster declaration. On March 19, 2020, this disaster declaration was extended by the Commissioners Court until terminated. This was followed by an Second Order limiting mass gatherings to 10 people or fewer. The local disaster declaration will allow the County to allocate resources, utilize personnel and enact procedures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Williamson County. It also allows for state assistance to be requested if local resources and mutual aid are insufficient. Several Williamson County events have been canceled or postponed. For all of the latest news please check our dedicated COVID-19 page.

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