Rhonda Skipper was first elected to the Office of Walton County Tax Collector in November 2004 and began serving in January 2005. She was re-elected to the office in 2008, 2012 and most recently in 2016 where she received 80% of the public’s vote of confidence. During her career Mrs. Skipper has given over 34 years of “Public Service” in Walton County government. Her passion is to continue to serve the people of Walton County with great care and warmth.
Mrs. Skipper is a Certified Florida Collector and a Certified Public Manager, obtaining this designation through Florida State University. She attended Chipola Junior College, Northwest Florida State College and Florida State University.
In her tenure, Mrs. Skipper was nominated for the “Athena International Award” for 2008 and 2009. The office was honored in 2010, to be recognized as one of Florida’s “Top 100 Best Places to Work in Florida”, by Florida Trend magazine. In 2012, Mrs. Skipper received the “Excellence in Women’s Award” presented to her by the Walton Republican Women’s Federated. In 2014, the office was selected as a recipient of the prestigious “Governor’s Sterling Award” for Organizational Excellence. Most currently, the office was acknowledged and voted “Best Small Business” for North Walton County in 2017, sponsored by the Walton County Chamber of Commerce.
Mrs. Skipper is involved in many community organizations on both a State and Local level. These include: the Florida Tax Collectors Association’s Executive Board of Directors, Serves as Co-Chair for the Florida Game and Wildlife Commission, The Walton Academy Board of Directors, Walton County Chamber, Pregnancy Support Center, Past President of the Kiwanis and the Pilot Clubs of DeFuniak Springs, Children’s Advocacy Center of the Emerald Coast and many others. Rhonda also serves as a liaison between the citizens of Walton County and various agencies that she represents such as, Florida Game and Fish Commission, Florida Department of Agriculture, Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and Florida Office of Vital Statistics, where she advocates for the People of Walton County. She also enjoys singing at various community and church events.
She and her husband Jeff have three children, Sarah, (husband, Lt. Col. Nate Martin), Lloyd, (wife, Ashleigh) and Cole, (wife, Trisha). They have five beautiful grandchildren, Ryker, Miriam, Gracie, Molleigh and Annie Pearl.