Elected to the Town Council in May 2013, Val was a former Town Councillor from 1985 to 1991. Val was elected Deputy Mayor Of Camborne for 2018/19 and is therefore an ex-officio member of the Amenities Committee. She is Vice Chairman of the Staffing Committee, a member of the Planning & Development Committee and the Vice Chair of the Finance and General Purposes Committee . As Deputy Mayor, Val is also a member of the Public Estates and Devolution Working Party, Corporate Governance, One Public Estates and Award Working parties. As Deputy Mayor, she represents the Town Council on following outside organisations; the Association of Larger Local Councils in Cornwall (ALLCC), the Cornwall Association of Local Councils (CALC), Camborne Chamber of Commerce, O.A.K. and the Camborne Trevithick Day Committee. She is the Town Council's representative on the Police Liaison Group for the Trelowarren Ward, the Cornwall Deaf Centre and Citizens' Advice.