Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield Awarded Lifelong Learning Academy Certificate

Atlanta, GA - ACCG, Georgia’s County Association, recently awarded Walker County Board of Commissioners Chairman Shannon Whitfield with a certificate for successfully completing the core requirements in the Lifelong Learning Academy. Whitfield was honored during the ACCG County Reconnect Conference at the Savannah Convention Center in Chatham County. ACCG and the Carl Vinson Institute of … Continue reading Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield Awarded Lifelong Learning Academy Certificate

Board of Commissioners Set 2021 Regular Meeting Schedule

LaFayette, GA - The Walker County Board of Commissioners, the Governing Authority of Walker County, recently formalized a schedule for its regular public meetings for 2021. Regular meetings will be held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Walker County Courthouse Annex III building, located at 201 S … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Set 2021 Regular Meeting Schedule

Walker County Government to Lower Property Taxes

LaFayette, GA – For the second year in a row, property owners in Walker County will benefit from a tax decrease. Commissioner Shannon Whitfield will sign a resolution next week to reduce the county government’s portion of the millage rate for residents in both the unincorporated and incorporated sections of the county. The lower rate … Continue reading Walker County Government to Lower Property Taxes

Cherokee Regional Library Branches Reopen; Walker County to Increase Funding to Enhance Services

  Rossville, GA - The four branches of the Cherokee Regional Library System (CHRL) reopened to the public this week with limited hours and new restrictions in the wake of COVID-19. The system closed seven weeks ago in a regional effort to slow the spread of the virus. CHRL is the first library system in … Continue reading Cherokee Regional Library Branches Reopen; Walker County to Increase Funding to Enhance Services

Walker County Finances Improving; 2018 TAN Need Reduced by $2 Million

In January 2017, Walker County faced an $8 million shortfall in operating expenses for the year. The county addressed the financial crisis through a series of moves to cut expenses, improve efficiencies and using $7.5 million of an $8 million line of credit, which was paid off early on December 22, 2017. This year, TAN’s are $2 million less than the amount authorized last year. Commissioner Whitfield aims to reduce the need for TAN’s by $2 million each year until the cycle is broken.

Walker County Pays Off $7.5 Million in Loans Early

LAFAYETTE, GA – Walker County Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield successfully repaid two Tax Anticipation Notes (TAN) before an end of year deadline, saving the county an estimated $12,194 in interest. Walker County borrowed $4 million from the Bank of LaFayette in January and received a $4 million line of credit from First Volunteer Bank of … Continue reading Walker County Pays Off $7.5 Million in Loans Early

Whitfield holds first “Lunch Conversation”

People having lunch with Commissioner Whitfield

Rossville, GA – What are you doing for lunch this Friday? Walker County Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield invites you to join him for a meal, as he supports Georgia Small Business Week. Whitfield’s first “Lunch Conversation with the Commissioner” will take place at La Familia at 516 Chickamauga Avenue in Rossville between 11:45 am and … Continue reading Whitfield holds first “Lunch Conversation”