Shannon Whitfield, Chairman
Shannon Whitfield took office as Walker County’s first Chairman of the Board of Commissioners on January 1, 2021, after a long history of public service. The Gordon Lee High School graduate helped run two successful businesses in Chickamauga – Whitfield Oil Company and Kids Exchange Consignment.
Whitfield’s involvement in the community includes serving on boards for the Walker County Chamber of Commerce, Cherokee Regional Library, Oakwood Christian Academy and Communities in Schools. He also answered the call to serve as the first League Director for Upward Basketball in Chickamauga, City of Chickamauga Planning Commission and Chickamauga City Council.
Whitfield served as Walker County last Sole Commissioner from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2020.