Becky Martin Named Whitfield County Employee Of Month For August

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - by Mitch Talley

The Whitfield County Public Defender’s Office has 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.”

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

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

Ms. Martin has worked 12 and a half years for the Public Defender’s Office and another 11 and a half years for the District Attorney’s Office.

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

Name:   Becky Martin    
Job title: Administrative Assistant            
Time with the county: 11 and a half years with the District Attorney’s Office and 12 and a half 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, Fl., 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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