Bebe Heiskell was appointed to the DCA Board in 2003. Previously the sole commissioner of Walker County, she is the only female sole commissioner to hold office in Georgia. Heiskell attended McKenzie Business College and is a Certified County Clerk, Certified County Commissioner, and completed the Certified Advanced County Commissioners Program at the University of Georgia. Heiskell serves on the State Workforce Investment Board, as chair of the Walker County Water & Sewerage Authority and on the board of directors of the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission. She was recognized as Professional Woman of the Year by LaFayette Business and Professional Women in 1994 and was named Walker County Citizen of the Year in 2008. Heiskell survives her husband, Arthur, and has two children and two grandchildren. She resides in Chickamauga.