Niagara County Project Coordinator
- Office Location:
- Roosevelt House
After graduating from Niagara University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a minor in communications, Valerie Haseley began her career in fundraising and development at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara.
During her tenure at Opportunities Unlimited, Haseley held multiple positions that afforded her the opportunity to work with the Niagara County community by planning and organizing various fundraising events, participating in community awareness activities and working with volunteers. Her other responsibilities included public relations, communications and grant writing.
During this time, Haseley also pursued her MBA from Niagara University, and was a 2004 graduate of Leadership Niagara. Haseley then continued in the nonprofit field by working at Heritage Centers and conducting their special events and focusing on donor cultivation.
In August 2010, Haseley was appointed as the Niagara County project coordinator for Border Community SERVICE. Valerie’s goal is to educate the Niagara County population about what steps to take to be better prepared for emergencies and disasters. Her presentations include a realistic approach that individuals can take and apply for their own personal preparedness to help themselves, their families and their friends in any situation. Her previous skills are applicable to her current position, including working with Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members and organizing events, trainings, presentations and outreach activities.
Haseley is pleased to be working in Niagara County again as she is a lifelong resident. She grew up in North Tonawanda and now lives with her husband in Wheatfield. She vacations every summer at Chautauqua Lake with her family and is an avid fisherwoman.