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Meet Our Town Board


Lee Davis

Mayor Lee Davis


Lee Davis is the mayor of Walden, Tennessee. He has served Walden for

many years as an alderman and vice-mayor before being elected mayor

in 2020. Lee’s vision is to guide the town with orderly and cohesive

development that maintains a small-town atmosphere and preserves our

natural areas for the enjoyment of the community. 


Lee & his wife Heather Ott (Baylor teacher and coach) have lived in Walden

since 1996 and are proud to have raised their three children Logan, Parker,

and Matthew here. Lee practices law at Davis & Hoss, PC a law practice he

founded after serving as an Assistant District Attorney for Hamilton County.

Lee represents clients in federal and state court on a wide variety of matters.

Lee enjoys walks and bike rides around Walden and is proud of what our

town has accomplished together with McCoy Farm & Gardens, WRES,

Bachman and the Walden Civic League. 

Lizzy Schmidt

Vice-Mayor Lizzy Schmidt


Lizzy Schmidt is the Vice Mayor of Walden, Tennessee.  She was elected in

November of 2020, but has known Walden her entire life.


Lizzy and her family have lived in Walden since 2007.  Her husband David is

an Assistant District Attorney for Hamilton County, and she practices Criminal

Defense Law.  Lizzy and David raised their three children, Ann, Rebecca and

Daniel here.  Lizzy loves literature, hiking and baking and loves having the

opportunity to serve the town of Walden.

Sarah McKenzie

Alderwoman Sarah Mckenzie


Sarah grew up in Winston-Salem, NC and Murrells Inlet, SC, attended Salem

College, and then returned to her mother’s home town of Chattanooga to

graduate with an MBA from UTC. After living on Lookout and in Brainerd, she

and her family moved to the mountain 33 years ago and to Walden 23 years

ago.  She  is retired from Regions Bank where she last served as Senior Vice

President in the Tax Credit Investment Division. She has been in leadership

roles with St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church and other volunteer organizations.

For the Town of Walden, she has chaired the Dog Park Committee and served

on the Land Use Planning and Budget Committees.