Valerie Brankovic

Legislative Assistant

Valerie joined NACo in 2017 and serves as a Legislative Assistant. She assists with legislative research, writing and federal advocacy on health, human services and economic and workforce development issues. Prior to joining NACo, Valerie completed a Fulbright Research Grant and Fulbright Critical Language Enhancement Award in China, where she conducted qualitative research on economic development. She also interned with Congresswoman Lois Frankel's office, as well as the Champaign County, Ill. Office of the Public Defender. Valerie graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.A. in Political Science. 

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Stronger Counties. Stronger America.

About NACo

The National Association of Counties (NACo) strengthens America’s counties, including nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees. Founded in 1935, NACo unites county officials to:

  • Advocate for county government priorities in federal policymaking
  • Promote exemplary county policies and practices
  • Nurture leadership skills and expand knowledge networks
  • Optimize county and taxpayer resources and cost savings, and
  • Enrich the public’s understanding of county government.


Strengthen America’s counties.


Healthy, safe and vibrant counties across America.