Vicki J. Skinner
Mayor | 2009 – present

Vicki J. Skinner, elected mayor in 2009, is in her third term of serving her community. She is a Certified Municipal Official, Professional Development Level.

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!

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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

"Walnut is a truly special place - an excellent place to grow up, raise a family, retire, and everything in-between. It's the people that live here that make it that way. I am both humbled and honored to serve them." 

Larry "Dock" Dollar
2017 - Present



Cameron "Chad" Bateman
2017 - Present



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."

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Dana Hopkins, Municipal Clerk, CMC

As municipal clerk, Dana Hopkins's responsibilities include ensuring that all legal documents – such as contracts, public notices and agreements – are properly executed. In Walnut, the municipal clerk is also responsible for processing of public records requests, fulfilling Court Clerk responsibilities and assisting with municipal elections. By law, the municipal clerk is the designated agent for all legal processes.

Dana has served the Town of Walnut as Clerk since 2007.  She obtained Certified Municipal Clerk status in 2012 by successfully completing the International Institute of Municipal Clerks course.

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Meghan Burchfield, Deputy Clerk

Meghan has been with the Town of Walnut since July 2017.  Her tasks include keeping accurate records of municipal utility billings, customer service, and clerical work involving governmental accounting and reporting. She also assists the Municipal Clerk in any duties as may be assigned.


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).

Walnut Volunteer Fire Department

Chief – Robbie Harris

Deputy Chief – Channing Bryan
Secretary/ Treasurer – Vicki Skinner
Medical Training Officer – Chad Bateman
Fire Training Officer – Joe Skinner


Walnut Police Department

Chief - Michael Anglin

The Walnut Police Department encourages the timely and appropriate reporting of all suspicious and/or alarming situations in the following manner:

Emergencies: Dial 911

Non-emergencies: Dial (662) 837-9336

Reporting incidents through any other channel (social media, directly contacting individuals not affiliated with emergency or county dispatch, etc.) will likely not result in the incident being properly addressed.

WPD: Protect and Serve