Media Release

Josiah T. Walls Building Dedication

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 8:30 AM

Josiah T WallsALACHUA COUNTY, FL –The public is invited to join the Alachua County Commission on October 16, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. for the dedication of the Josiah T. Walls Building. The building and the event are located at 515 NE Main Street, Gainesville. This building is the home of the Alachua County Property Appraiser and the Supervisor of Elections.

A man born into slavery, Josiah T. Walls went on to become the only person in the history of Alachua County to serve as the Mayor of Gainesville, a County Commissioner, a School Board Member, a State Senator, and a US Congressman.

See the Building Naming Resolution.

View the Josiah T. Walls Building plaque.

“The Commission is very proud to dedicate this building to this outstanding citizen who played such an extraordinary part in the history of Alachua County,” said Alachua County Commission Chair Robert “Hutch” Hutchinson. “It is particularly appropriate that, having been so successful in holding office, his name will be affixed to the building that houses the Supervisor of Elections.”

Invite friends on Facebook to the event.

For more information, contact Communications and Legislative Affairs Director Mark Sexton at 352-264-6979.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).