Grand Marshal

Most years we have had a Grand Marshal, to whom we have been most grateful to, for their support and representation of the event. 

2017 Defuniak Springs Mayor Bob Campbell

Mayor Bob Campbell was elected in April of 2013 to serve as the Mayor of DeFuniak Springs. He was born and raised in DeFuniak Springs. He has been married to his wife, Janet for 45 years and they have three children and two grandchildren.

Bob has experience as a Business Owner/Manager since 1989 with offices in DeFuniak Springs and Montgomery, Alabama. Mayor Campbell serves as Vice Chair for the Walton County Economic Development Alliance.
Bob is passionate about having diverse businesses in our city and our county. As a top priority, He is always seeking ways to attract clean industry/commercial businesses so that our children and grandchildren do not have to leave the area to secure sustainable employment. This will mean more jobs for our citizens and an overall impact to our economy that will provide more amenities to our city and county citizens. He is committed to promoting cooperation and unity in our city and county governments by working cooperatively with county officials, school board, tourism development, economic development alliance, pastors, business leaders, volunteers, and the community at large.
Mayor Bob Campbell loves DeFuniak Springs and Walton County and wants all of us to work together to make our city and county one of the best in the country.

2017 Mayor Bob Campbell
2016 Staff Sgt Aaron Hale
2015 Catherine O’sullivan
2014 Burnie Thompson
2013 Jac McTighe
2012 –
2011 SWFD Fire Chief Rick Talbert
2010 Commissioner Cecilia Jones
2009 Sheriff Mike Adkinson
2008 Dep Fire Chief Sean Hughes