Michael Walker has been selected as the new city manager for Lakeland. Walker has been with the city since November 2019 and has been serving as the interim city manager since the departure of previous city manager Shane Horn in April. Walker came to Lakeland as the director of finance and human resources for the city and serves as a general accountant and auditor, including the preparation of the city’s annual budget. Prior to coming to Lakeland, he served as a senior manager with Watkins Uiberall, who serve as the city’s external auditors. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration in accounting from the University of Central Arkansas and is a certified public accountant (CPA).