Councilmember Marissa Valeri was born and raised in Wheaton, in Montgomery County. Her family has lived in Rockville for 13 years, as renters and homeowners — first in East Rockville, then Twinbrook.
Valeri graduated from the University of Maryland Global Campus with a bachelor’s in digital media and web technology with a minor in communication.
Valeri has been employed professionally in the nonprofit sector for 27 years with a focus on health-care access and physician membership associations. Her work experience includes the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Common Cause and Americans for Safe Access. She is currently the physician outreach specialist for the Montgomery County Medical Society.
Valeri proudly served on the executive committee of the Twinbrook Community Association for five years as president, vice president and member at large for south of Veirs Mill Road.
In February 2020, Valeri was appointed to the Charter Review Commission. During the commission’s limited tenure, she chaired the Mayor and Council working group, which looked at a variety of reforms to increase governmental efficiency.
In her spare time, Valeri enjoys working in her native plant garden. She happily lives in Twinbrook with her husband, son, two rescue dogs and two rescue cats.