Chris Walker was appointed as Jackson County Clerk on February 1, 2008, and on November 4th 2008 elected by the voter’s to serve as Jackson County Clerk. Chris was re-elected as County Clerk in 2010 and 2014 for terms of 4 years.
Chris has over 19 years’ experience in both the elections and recording programs and brings an exuberant approach to the citizens of Jackson County by combining knowledge, enthusiasm, energy, and positive spirit to the courthouse environment.
Chris was born and raised in Southern Oregon and graduated from Phoenix High School, Phoenix Oregon in 1984 along with serving in her first elected capacity as Senior Class President. “As a lifelong valley resident I am proud of my family history. Service to the people of Jackson County has been an honorable family tradition, one that I am grateful for”.
Chris is active in many professional organizations including the Oregon Association of County Clerk’s (OACC), Oregon delegate 2010-14 to the International Association of Clerk’s, Recorders, Election Officials, and Treasurers (IACREOT), Property Records Industry Association (PRIA), National Notary, National Association of County Recorders, Elections Officials and Clerks (NACRC), Elections Center, Children’s Advocacy Center Board of Directors and Medford Rotary member.
The County Clerk’s department conducts elections, oversees archiving of historic documents, custodian of official records including deeds and property recordings, marriage licensing, domestic partnership registry, and other miscellaneous records. The County Clerk serves as the Board of property tax appeals clerk accepting petitions, scheduling hearings and performs general administrative duties as prescribed by law.