Barger tops as office chief

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The Tennessee Association of Utility Districts has recognized Pat Barger of Watts Bar Utility District as Office Manager of the Year.

Barger has been office manager of Watts Bar Utility District for 22 years. She oversees scheduling, billing, customer complaints, adjustments, and receiving and posting of payments.

She was nominated by her son, Eric, who works closely with her and respects her leadership within the utility.

His nomination quoted John Maxwell: “Anyone can steer the ship. But it takes a leader to chart the course. Pat charts the course and excels at being a positive influence inside the workplace.”

Barger has been active with the Association’s Administrative Professionals Conference for many years. She and her husband, Mickey, have two children, Eric and Wesley and three grandchildren, Amaya and Averiella and Aiden.

She is a member of Lenoir City First Baptist Church, where she and her husband serve in the extended care program.

In her spare time, Barger enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Watts Bar Utility District has been a member of TAUD since 1990.

TAUD is a nonprofit organization that serves Tennessee’s water, wastewater, and natural gas utilities in hands-on training, technical assistance and their interests in the Tennessee General Assembly.