Meet our New President!

Thanks to our chapter leadership team and wonderful participation from our chapter members, our 2013-2014 program year was an outstanding success. Valerie Walker served the past year as our president-elect (vice-president) and also chaired the program committee. She will now move up to the office of president for the 2014-2015 program year.

ASPA photo 3_resizedValerie has been an active member of ASPA since June of 2009. Prior to being elected President, she served as a member of council, Membership Chair and President Elect. She holds a Master’s Degree from Troy University in Public Administration and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been employed with the city of Virginia Beach for 27 years as a Real Estate Appraiser, where she also serves as a member of the Inclusion and Diversity Communications Committee and
as the Wellness Ambassador for her office. She also serves as Parliamentarian for the National Forum for Black Public Administrators and as a member of the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired, State Rehabilitation Council. Valerie is the proud single mother of two college students, Kinston, a senior at Virginia Wesleyan College and Kyra, a freshman at Howard University.