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GT Annex636860091472819520 Valerie Covey
Commissioner Precinct 3

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

Phone: (512) 943-3370
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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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TxDOT and Williamson County Celebrate Completion of Projects in Jarrell

  • 17 February 2022
  • Author: Connie Odom
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TxDOT and Williamson County Celebrate Completion of Projects in Jarrell

The Texas Department of Transportation was joined by U.S. Rep. John Carter, Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell and Commissioner Valerie Covey for a joint ribbon cutting ceremony for the I-35 at Ronald Reagan Boulevard and I-35 from Corn Hill to FM 972 projects.

“Today, we celebrate the completion of two key Mobility35 projects in Williamson County,” said TxDOT Austin District Engineer Tucker Ferguson. “Dividing the eastbound and westbound traffic on the new Ronald Reagan Boulevard bridges, reversing the ramps and converting the frontage roads to one-way operation not only improve safety in the area but also improve mobility.”

The $12.3 million I-35 at Ronald Reagan Boulevard project replaced the original two-way Ronald Reagan Boulevard bridge with separate, newly constructed eastbound and westbound one-way bridges. Both bridges accommodate one travel lane, a bike lane and a 6-foot sidewalk. The project also realigned eastbound Ronald Reagan Boulevard to connect to the new eastbound bridge.
Nearby, the $10.7 million I-35 from Corn Hill to FM 972 project reversed five entrance and exit ramps and constructed four new entrance and exit ramps between Corn Hill and FM 972.

“This is a big deal,” said Rep. Carter. “I want to commend TxDOT for their forward thinking to make sure they take care of safety and transportation, but also keep in mind the community and their needs.”

As part of the I-35 from Cornhill to FM 972 project, frontage roads were converted to one-way traffic to improve safety.

“Williamson County created a long-range transportation plan for the total build out of the county, and partnerships have been crucial its implementation,” said Commissioner Covey. “I want to thank Congressman Carter, TxDOT and the City of Jarrell for being our partners to help improve the safety and mobility of the northern part of our county.”

The contractor for both projects was Dan Williams Company.

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