CalChamber Policy Staff: Valerie Nera
Valerie Nera specializes in advocacy on agriculture, water, water storage, resources, telecommunications, crime, and banking and finance issues for the California Chamber of Commerce.
Priority issues include water supply and conveyance, water storage, agricultural land use, balanced resource development policies for timber, protection of private property rights, federal and state endangered species laws, banking rules, prepaid phones and secondhand dealers, telecommunications infrastructure permits, graffiti, and organized retail theft.
Nera joined the CalChamber staff in 1978 as a legislative assistant on agricultural issues. She also has lobbied air, environmental and privacy issues for the CalChamber.
She earned a B.A. with honors from the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. from the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific.