24-year county worker honored as Employee of the Month for August



Whitfield County Director of Communications


The Whitfield County Public Defender’s Office recently moved to a new office, and taking charge of the move was Becky Martin, a 24-year county employee.

“Becky was in charge of coordinating the whole move,” says co-worker Sheri Smith. “She did a fantastic job, and she had to work so hard to do it. She went above and beyond her normal job duties, and she took care of every little detail. We appreciate her hard work so much!”

Smith was so impressed that she nominated Martin (successfully, as it turned out) as Whitfield County Employee of the Month for August.

Smith praised Martin for being “always pleasant and hard working, willing to pitch in on any task, just an overall great attitude.”

Martin has worked 12½ years for the Public Defender’s Office and another 11½ years for the District Attorney’s Office.

To let other Whitfield County residents learn more about her, Martin recently filled out the following fun questionnaire.

Name:   Becky Martin

Job title: Administrative Assistant

Time with the county: 11½ years with the District Attorney’s Office and 12½ years with the Public Defender’s Office

Where I went to high school:  North Whitfield High School

My role as a county employee:  To maintain our county budget and work closely with our attorneys regarding client cases.

What keeps my job interesting: Every day is different.

Where I grew up: Dalton

Family:  Justin Mullins –son, Candie – daughter-in-law, and Carter – grandson

After work, I enjoy: Riding horses with my friend Susan.

Community activities:  Bill Gregory Healthcare Classic

Favorite TV show: The Walking Dead

Favorite sport/sport team:  Atlanta Falcons

Favorite meal:  Lasagna

Favorite song:  “Let It Go” from the movie “Frozen”

Favorite Whitfield County restaurant:  Lisa’s Café

Favorite Whitfield County event:  Prater’s Mill Fair

You can pick four people to have dinner with (anyone from any time in history) – who are your four people and why?

Jimmy Carter – for his humanitarian work

Elvis Presley –  just because he’s Elvis

Noel McBrayer – my dad

Steve Irwin – wildlife enthusiast

I’m most proud of:  My grandson Carter

Cats or dogs?   Both

Cake or pie?   Pie

Favorite car?  Corvette

Host or be hosted?  Host

Early riser or sleep-in:  Sleep-in

Favorite vacation ever:   Panama City, Fla., with family

Best teacher you ever had:  Tom Dickson

Pet peeve:  Telephone etiquette

If I’ve learned one thing in life, it’s:  Do not dwell on the negative, but look at the positive.

Who has had the most impact on my life:  My parents

What’s left on my bucket list: To go to Italy

If I could have been in any profession of my choosing, I would have been a:  Veterinarian

If I could have two wishes, they would be:  1 – to have a sanctuary for all neglected and abandoned animals.                                                                                  2 – Travel the world.

You’d be surprised to learn that I:  In the mid-1980s had a thoroughbred and  did horse shows in Atlanta.

The best advice I ever got: Take one day at a time.  God gives us grace for today; tomorrow will take care of itself.

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