Boone County Development Agency Welcomes New Office Administrator

BCDA office administrator

On June 6th, Jackie Valasek of Albion joined the Boone County Development Agency as Office Administrator. In this role, she will manage daily office needs, provide support for existing BCDA programs and connect community members and partners with the appropriate BCDA committee and contract staff members, Dani O’Brien and Tina Stokes. New office hours include Monday-Wednesday and Friday 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 1:00-5:00 p.m. and Thursdays 8:00 a.m.-noon. BCDA offices are located at 233 S. 4th Street in Albion.

“We’re excited to bring back consistent office hours so that we can be more readily available to people and local business owners,” commented Brian Yosten, BCDA Chair. “Jackie has the right balance of office management experience and curiosity about economic development, which makes her a great fit.”

Jackie’s experience primarily lies in the healthcare industry, which included office administrative duties as well as customer service work. She is a Primrose native and a graduate of Albion Public Schools. She currently lives in Boone County with her children. “I was excited when the opportunity arose to work with the BCDA. I have personally seen the benefits this organization offers our community, specifically with Boone Beginnings, which is where my daughter currently is enrolled… Boone County has always been ‘home’ and I am excited to be involved in the community,” commented Jackie.