NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: The Governing Authority of Walker County, Georgia proposes to amend the county code of ordinances, so as to adopt a revised Animal Care Ordinance. A first public hearing on the proposed ordinance will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018. A second public hearing will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2018. The hearings will take place at the Walker County Courthouse Annex III, 201 S Main Street in LaFayette, GA. Click here to read the latest draft before the meeting.

Walker County, GA is part of the thriving Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA, featuring a population of 68,939 people, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimate.

The county boasts a labor force of 31,344. Nearly 39% of local jobs are in the service sector, while manufacturing accounts for 33% of all private employment positions.​ Roper Corporation, Shaw Industries Group and Nissin Brake Georgia are among Walker County’s top employers.

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