Tammy Hardin

Juvenile Court Administrator Tammy Hardin (center, red turtleneck) is joined in the photo by family, co-workers, and county officials. (Catoosa News photo/Adam Cook)

The Catoosa County Board of Commissioners recognized long-time juvenile court administrator Tammy Hardin as its STAR Award Employee of the Month for November during its Nov. 21 meeting.

Hardin, a former legal secretary, has spent the past 20 years as a juvenile court administrator.

"Tammy Hardin's award coincides with her 20th year of service in the juvenile court system," County Manager Jim Walker said.

Walker praised Hardin's work and pointed out that she was also recently honored by state officials.

"She certainly represents what Catoosa County embodies, and then goes out and proves it and the rest of the state notices," he said.

Local attorney and Juvenile Court Judge McCracken Poston also spoke about Hardin's importance to the community, after appointing her to her position when he took the bench.

"I can't tell you enough how important Tammy Hardin is to this court," Poston said. "Every success that we've ever had, I can directly point to Tammy as being a huge part of it, if not all of it."

Adam Cook is a general assignment reporter and covers the Walker-Catoosa County area. He has been a reporter since 2009. He can be reached at The Catoosa County News office at 706-935-2621 and by email at acook@npco.com.