Vicki J. Skinner
Mayor | 2009 – present

Vicki J. Skinner, elected mayor in 2009, is in her second term of serving her community. She is a Certified Municipal Official, Advanced Level Official and is currently working on her Professional Level through the Mississippi Municipal League.

Vicki serves on the Tippah County Board of Directors and Tippah County Hospital Board of Trustee. She also serves the community as an active member of the Walnut Volunteer Fire & Rescue where she is a certified State of Mississippi Firefighter and National Registered Emergency Medical Technician. Vicki has followed in her late father Mack’s footsteps, who helped start the Walnut VFD over fifty years ago and served as alderman for over twenty eight years for the Town of Walnut.

Vicki graduated from Walnut High School and has always considered Walnut her home, a great place to live and raise a family. Vicki and her husband, Joe, have three children: Stacy, Joel and Jeffrey. She is daughter of Danna and the late Mack Johnson of Walnut and an active member of Walnut Baptist Church.

Walnut is blessed to have such a great community leader!

Board of Aldermen

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David Nabors

"Walnut might be small in size but big in presence. I’ve found that many people outside this area know about us and that is why I believe we have so much potential for growth."

Kevin Winter

Even a child understands that community requires no signage or zoning map, that home is where you can be the barest and most genuine variation of yourself in the presence of those you love.

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Michael (Skip) Wyse


Greg James
1984-2001; 2009-present

"Education with small town values should not be underestimated. In my opinion, the science program at Walnut is a national benchmark for good learning."

Scott Pulliam

Over the years many men and women have poured their heart and soul into making Walnut a special place to live. People are always willing to work together and help one another and that is a special thing to be a part of.

Walnut Volunteer Fire Department

More Information Coming Soon

Chief – Randle Hall
Deputy Chief – David Brown
Secretary/ Treasurer – Vicki Skinner
Medical Officer – Mandy Crum
Fire Training Officer – Robbie Harris

Walnut Police Department



Interim Chief (W2) – Tim James

(W3) – Tim Wilbanks

(W4) – Ted Dollar

(W5) – Al Crum

(W6) – Kevin Pannell

(W7) – Caleb Austin

(W9) – Tommy Garrett

WPD: Protect and Serve

Steps to setting your utility service:

  1. Must complete Utility Agreement in person
  2. Need registration from 9-1-1 office
  3. Photo identification
  4. Connection fee
    • Water ($50)
    • Gas ($50-owner; $100-rental)
    • CALL BEFORE YOU DIG!!! Failure to do so at least 72 hours prior to digging may result in penalties and fines.
    • Other charges will apply for installation of new service meters. (cost of material to run lines and meter set fees)
    • Household garbage fees are charged for town residents ($5.25/month).  Collected every Wednesday morning.
    • Always check for burn bans before burning brush, leaves, etc.

To report problems with utility service, please call City Hall (662-223-4405).