Long County secretary Charlotte McGinn recently was selected as the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Southeast District Secretary of the Year. McGinn was nominated by Kasey Bozeman, who is the coordinator for the Southeastern District.
“Charlotte is one of the most professional employees at the University of Georgia. When you hear her on the other end of the phone, she automatically brings a smile to your face. Her friendliness and helpful attitude is what we would want all of our employees to have,” Bozeman.
McGinn was selected over nominees from 38 other counties in the Southeastern District. She has been with the cooperative extension for nine years and said she was shocked when she learned that she had been selected for the award.
“I was very surprised and felt very privileged to have been honored in such a way,” McGinn said.
Bozeman said that the office has no leadership at the state level, so she takes care of the needs of Long County residents. She said that in addition to her regular county-extension duties, McGinn also tirelessly supports the county’s 4-H club.
“The 4-H program also counts on Charlotte for so many things. She can be found working concessions until late in the night, helping 4-H’ers with projects or waiting with students until their parents pick them up,” Bozeman said.
Though McGinn expressed gratitude to Bozeman for the nomination, she said that she only performs her job in the way that she believes everyone should do it.
“I appreciate Kasey’s confidence in me, but I’m only doing my job in a manner that I think customer service should be provided. It is something that I have tried to perfect over the years,” McGinn said.
But even though McGinn downplays the importance of her role, Bozeman doesn’t.
“We applaud her loyalty and dedication to the cooperative extension. She is the epitome of what a good secretary should be,” Bozeman said.