Powell named Strongest Link for 2023, Gaddy for December

Published 8:02 am Wednesday, January 17, 2024

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Since July 2019, Troup has recognized a county employee each month as part of its Strongest Link Award of Excellence program.

The program recognizes an employee who has proven to be the “Strongest Link” by going above and beyond the call of duty to strengthen the connection between the Troup County Government and its citizens.

In 2021, the program was renamed to honor the late Commissioner Richard English, Jr. for his dedication and service to the community. Since then, The Richard English, Jr. Strongest Link Award of Excellence has been given to employees who demonstrate excellent performance and productivity loyalty, professional pride and other noteworthy accomplishments.

In addition to the monthly awards, an annual Platinum Strongest Link Award is given to an employee who demonstrated excellence throughout the year.

Courtney Powell, of Court Services, was awarded the overall platinum strongest link for 2023 and Wesleigh Gaddy, of Human Resources, was given the Strongest Link award for December 2023.

Human Resources Assistant Chardonnay Scott said Powell is a huge asset to the court services team.

Powell currently serves Troup County through Court Services where she works as a case manager.

“Not only has she had to fulfill her normal duties as a Mental Health Court case manager but she has assumed many additional other roles with grace and ease. She is by far the Strongest Link,” Scott read from the nominations for Powell

Gaddy, a multiple Strongest Link Award recipient, was awarded the December monthly award. She currently works as a Payroll & Benefits Generalist for Human Resources.

Scott said Gaddy is a very hard worker who takes the initiative to assume additional duties when needed.

“She’s an excellent team player and her dedication to Troup County is like no other. She’s definitely someone who’s in class the compound characteristics of the Strongest Link,” Scott read.