Statement from Commissioner Whitfield Concerning Preservation Society’s Plans to Drop Lawsuit

A road sign showing the entry way into Walker County and the Georgia state line.

LaFayette, GA – Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield released the following statement after learning the Preservation Society planned to drop its legal action against Walker County, relieving taxpayers of the financial burden of defending costly litigation.

“Though well-meaning citizens may have varying opinions about specific economic development opportunities, everyone agrees job and wage growth remain a common goal,” said Whitfield. “We will continue to represent the citizens of Walker County in good faith and with the highest integrity as we pursue companies that desire to create quality jobs and be good corporate citizens in our community.”

“By working together to achieve our common goal, we enhance our appeal to prospective partners around the world and present our community in a positive light,” Whitfield added.