City of DeFuniak Springs

Historic DeFuniak Springs

DeFuniak Springs is Walton County's seat of government, including the County courthouse, administrative offices and various departments such as planning & development, public works and information systems. This community of approximately 6,000 residents has over 200 structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With a historic district encircling Lake DeFuniak (one of only a few perfectly round lakes in the world), the city boasts the perfectly restored Chautauqua Hall of Brotherhood, an icon of a fabled cultural arts movement that flourished in the late 19th century. DeFuniak Springs is also about business: in addition to being a retail center for major chains, the city has a host of antique and curio shops. Nine hotels operate in the city, including the historic Hotel DeFuniak that is furnished with period pieces and has a loyal following.

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Government Representation

Bob Campbell


Todd Bierbaum

Council Seat 1 & Mayor Pro Tem

Josh Sconiers

Council Seat 2

Amy Heavilin

Council Seat 3

Henry d. Ennis, SR.

Council Seat 4

Anthony Vallee

Council Seat 5