Matthew Lee Walker Named New Bath County Administrator

Warm Springs, Va – Matthew Lee Walker is the new Bath County Administrator, according to a press release from the Bath County Board of Supervisors. His appointment as Incoming County Administrator begins August 1st, and he will assume the full duties on October 1st. Walker is taking over from long time County Administrator Bonnie Johnson, who is retiring.

He’s a resident of Warsaw, Virginia, and currently serves as Director of Community Development in Middlesex County. He and wife Kristy have two children and will be relocating to Bath County over the next few months.

Earlier in his career, he taught social studies in the Westmoreland County public schools and had public works appointments in Colonial Beach and Bridgewater. More recently he worked as a Community Development Director in King William County, and as Town Manager in the towns of Warsaw and Orange.

He’s an honor graduate of Patrick Henry Community College, James Madison University and Virginia Commonwealth University, from which he received a Masters of Public Administration. He’s also a certified Economic Development Administrator.

In the release, Walker is quoted as saying that he believes in being personally involved in the community he serves, and looks forward to working with local service, civic and social organizations in Bath. Board of Supervisors Chairman Richard Byrd says Walker is the ideal choice for County Administrator as Bonnie Johnson retires, bringing a background of strength in planning, community development, and economic development.

For more information, please call the Bath County Administrator’s office at 540-839-7221.

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