Santa Rosa County's County Administrator
6495 Caroline St, Suite M
Milton, FL 32570
County Administrator
(850) 983-1877
(850) 983-1856

Office Hours:
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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County Administrator Information

Appointed by the Santa Rosa County Board of Commissioners, the county administrator acts as the chief administrative officer for the county and is responsible to the board for the day-to-day operations of county government.

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Department directors and staff work under the county administrator to provide a wide variety of services to our residents as directed by the policies and procedures established by the board of county commissioners.

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The county administrator's main duties include assuring the commissioner's directives are conducted thoroughly and efficiently, drafting a recommended county annual operating budget for the board, preparing policy recommendations for commissioners' approval, preparing commission meeting agendas, assisting the commission in establishing long and short term goals and objectives for the county, and coordinating efforts with other state, federal, county, municipal and non-profit agencies.

Hunter Walker has served as the Santa Rosa County Administrator since October 23, 1995.

Professional Information

Community Involvement/Memberships

  • International City/County Management Association
  • Florida City/County Management Association
  • Lakeview Center, Inc. Board of Directors
  • Tri-County Community Council, Inc. Board of Directors
  • SRC Early Learning Coalition, Inc. Board of Directors
  • Santa Rosa Medical Center Board of Trustees

Professional Experience

  • County Administrator, Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners; 1995 to Present
  • City Manager, City of Tifton, Georgia; 1988-1995
  • County Administrator, Grady County, Georgia; 1986-1988
  • City Planner/CD Administrator, City of Beaufort, South Carolina; 1985-1986
  • Regional Planner, Lowcountry Council of Governments, Yemassee, South Carolina; 1979-1983


  • Master of Public Administration, University of Alabama, 1978
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Alabama, 1977

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