Montgomery County Commission Vice Chairman Ronda McCaul Walker was raised in Montgomery, Alabama and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1990. Ronda then attended Troy University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in History and Political Science. Upon graduation from Troy, Ronda worked for several years in Washington, D.C. on the legislative staff of U.S. Senator Richard Shelby.
Ronda earned her Master’s degree from the University of Hawaii in 2002. Upon completion of her Master’s, Ronda moved back to Montgomery where she met and married Jason Walker, an Auburn University graduate and native of Hueytown, Alabama.
In 2010 Ronda was asked to serve on the congressional staff of United States Congressman Martha Roby. As a congressional field representative, Ronda traveled throughout the 2nd Congressional District, working alongside mayors, county commissioners, and leaders of business and civic organizations to help them serve their communities.
In 2014 Ronda was appointed to serve on the Montgomery County Commission. Commissioner Walker’s district includes the neighborhoods, churches, schools, and businesses along the Atlanta Highway corridor. Commissioner Walker was elected to serve a new four-year term in November 2016; she was then elected by her fellow commissioners to serve the commission as Vice-Chairman.
Ronda’s life changed forever in December 2014 when she was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer. A testament to her mental and physical toughness, Ronda never missed a County Commission meeting throughout her chemotherapy and radiation treatments and continued to make a powerful impact on her community. In complete remission today, she credits her experience with cancer for giving her an exciting, new vision for how God plans to use her life.
Named River Region Living Citizen of the Year 2016, Ronda is a member of several community organizations, including the Montgomery Rotary Club, the River Region Troy University Alumni Board, the Maxwell Restoration Advisory Board, and the Capital City Republican Women. She also serves on the board of the Baptist East Medical Center and the East YMCA. Ronda was nominated for YMCA Man of the Year and was also a member of Leadership Montgomery Class XXXIII. She and her husband Jason attend First Baptist Church and have four children: Margaret (9), Eli (10), Grant (17) and Hugh (18).