Candace Eaton was born and raised here in Whitfield Co., where she was a graduate of 2002 class at Southeast Whitfield High school. After high school she attended Dalton State College and later attended Covenant College where she completed her bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management. After spending 10 years in the financial field, she spent the last 7 with the local health care system in the compliance and legal department. Eaton was appointed Director by the Downtown Dalton Development Authority Board of Directors in March 2021. She is excited to continue to assist the Board in increasing its resources and developing a long-term Master Plan. “I love this community; I love this city and I want everyone to be proud to be from Dalton just as I am.” Eaton is married to her wonderful husband Sam who is a Lieutenant with the City of Dalton police department where he has severed his community for the last twenty-three years. They have one child.