Recognizing the Dedicated Service of Northwest Florida’s Hunter Walker on the Occasion of His Retirement as Santa Rosa County, Florida Administratorby Representative Jeff Miller
Posted on 2015-12-11
in the house of representatives
Friday, December 11, 2015
Mr. MILLER of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize Mr. Hunter
Walker on the occasion of his retirement as Santa Rosa County
Administrator, a position in which he has faithfully served for the
last twenty years.
A native of Atmore, Alabama and an avid Crimson Tide fan, Mr. Walker attended the University of Alabama where he received both his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and his Masters of Public Administration. Upon graduation, he served as Assistant to the Homewood, Alabama Mayor for five years. He later moved to Yemassee, South Carolina, where he worked as both City Planner and Management Specialist, and in 1985, he became City Planner and Administrator of Beaufort, South Carolina. In 1986, he became Grady County, Georgia County Administrator in 1986, and from there, he moved to Tifton, Georgia, where he served as City and County Manager for seven years.
In 1995, Mr. Walker moved to Santa Rosa County, located in Florida's First Congressional District where he has since served as County Administrator. For the last two decades, Mr. Walker has been responsible for ensuring the efficient daily operation of county services. In addition, he has been responsible for drafting an annual operating budget for the county, preparing policy recommendations and advising County Commissioners on short and long term policy goals, working with state and federal officials and local stakeholders on joint policy efforts, and ensuring that policies enacted by the County Commission are carried out in the most thorough and efficient manner possible.
Aside from his public service, Mr. Walker is an active member and vestryman at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Pensacola and enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.
[[Page E1774]] Mr. Speaker, on behalf of a grateful community, I am pleased to congratulate Mr. Hunter Walker on his well-earned retirement. My wife Vicki and I wish him; his wife, Pam; daughter, Sarah; and son, John all the best for continued success.