January 8th, 2020 – 5:00 PM
Press Release –
Commissioner Allison Watters has announced to seek a second term as Floyd County Commissioner Post 3.
She had this to say about the subject:
“Today I am announcing my intention to seek a second term as Floyd County Commissioner Post 3.
It has been a high honor to serve the citizens of Floyd County for the past three years. Working well together has become a theme for this current Board of Commissioners. We are very fortunate to have a cohesive, hard-working, and dedicated team of County Commissioners who truly want the best for Floyd County and its citizens. County Manager, Jamie McCord, and his team of leaders do an exemplary job of managing county operations and services. And we can all be proud of the fact that Floyd County, Rome, and Cave Spring work well together with over 30 joint services/agreements.
I will continue to support the good work being done to recruit and retain excellent employees so that we can continue to provide excellent service to our citizens, whether is’s in public safety, public works, or all departments in between. I want Floyd County to be the best place to live, visit, work, do business, raise a family, and retire. I am excited about the new model for Economic Development and hope that the recent Ball Manufacturing expansion is one of many positive announcements we will hear in the coming months. Like most parents, my husband, Ed, and I want there to be rewarding jobs here in Floyd County for our daughters when the time comes for them to enter the workforce.
The Stepping Up and Litter and Blight Task Forces are two priorities for me this year. Stepping Up is a national initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails. We have a dedicated group of individuals who are focused on adopting best practices so that we can achieve a measurable positive impact in our criminal justice system. The citizen-led Litter and Blight Task Force is moving forward with a plan to provide education, expand enforcement, and create a cultural shift towards keeping Rome and Floyd beautiful.
I appreciate the continued support I have experienced from the citizens of Rome and Floyd County and I hope to have the honor of serving another term on the Floyd County Board of Commissioners.”
Allison Watters is the co-owner of Do Good Boutique, a socially responsible retail shop. She grew up in Middle Tennessee and graduated from Kennesaw State University before moving to Rome in 1994 to serve as director of human resources at Redmond Regional Medical Center. She is married to Ed Watters and they have two teenage daughters, Grace and Ivy.
Since moving to Floyd County, Allison has made it her mission to be involved in the community and champion causes about which she is passionate. She is co-chair of Rome for the Rescues, a fundraising organization for animal welfare projects and she serves as co-chair for North Georgia Animal Partnership. A past chair of the Heart of the Community Board of Directors, she was named one of the Heart of the Community Award recipients in 2016.
Allison is an active member of Rome First United Methodist Church, where she facilitated an ecumenical women’s Bible study for many years. She is also a graduate of Leadership Georgia and a graduate and former coordinator of the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Rome program, in which she met her husband, Ed.
Commissioner Watters represents the Board of Commissioners on the Keep Rome-Floyd Beautiful Board, Rome-Floyd Litter & Blight Task Force, Sara Hightower Regional Library Board, Solid Waste Commission, Department of Family and Children Services Board, Transportation Policy Committee, Stepping Up Task Force and the Floyd County Public Works Committee.