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.
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.
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.