Employee Spotlight: Rachel Howard

Cedartown, Georgia – February 14, 2017: She’s chatted with folks from Canada, Utah, Louisiana, Tennessee, New York and California — and that’s without leaving her office at the Cedartown Welcome Center.

Rachel is a part-time employee at the welcome center with a full-time friendly personality. She’s been there since 2010, taking care of clerical tasks, but her favorite part of the job is visiting with Silver Comet Trail users.

“You would be amazed at the places they come from,” Rachel says smiling. “I’ve had people in here from as far away as Canada, right here in Cedartown. They are always so friendly and I’ve never had anyone say anything but good things about the trail.”

Prior to working for the City, Rachel served as a testing administrator at Georgia Northwestern Technical College. She was employed there for 12-and-a-half years. In fact, she was the college’s first full-time secretary.

When she’s not engaging with visitors, Rachel stays busy answering the phone, entering paperwork into the computer system and keeping things “tidy.”

After work hours, you can find Rachel quilting up a storm with friends. She’s part of a quilters group called “Loose Threads.” They’ve donated dozens of quilts to those who have lost their homes, or those who are battling an illness. The group even sent quilts to Japan after the devastating tsunami in 2011.

Rachel and her husband Billy will celebrate 58 years of marriage in May. They attend the Church of God of the Union Assembly; they have three daughters and six grandbabies.

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