California’s leader in government plain language engagement and communications

Valerie Walston has been a government communicator for more than 20 years. She began her career in the Governor’s Office in Sacramento, where she relayed technical legal and legislative information into news releases. As her career expanded in local government and public education, she adjusted her communications as people changed the way they consume information — people no longer have time to read lengthy news releases. We now rely on visual appealing communications, and, of course, plain language. Valerie brings proven strategy and plain language principles to Write On California.

Valerie is the program chair for the Center for Plain Language, an internationally recognized leader in promoting plain language in government and private industry. She earned a bachelor degree in government communications from Sweet Briar College and a certificate in professional social media from Sonoma State University.

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