City employee Kelvin Garmon reaches 30-year milestone
Congratulations are in order for City of Cedartown employee Kelvin Garmon.
Garmon celebrated his 30th year working for the City of Cedartown on Jan. 18. Currently, he serves as the City’s Water and Maintenance Superintendent. He began his career with the City in 1984 as a meter reader and a laborer. He moved from that position into an equipment operator, and later, served as foreman.
A native of Cedartown, Garmon first viewed his job with the City as temporary. “I took the job 30 years ago because I knew they had a position available and I had experience in that field,” Garmon said. “I was glad for the job, but at that time, I never really intended to stay very long. But, all that changed and I decided to stay. Thirty years later, I am still here,” he chuckled. “It’s been great, these 30 years have gone by fast.”
Residents have probably seen Garmon and his crew out and about, keeping water lines running smoothly and making sure the city’s sewer system is functioning properly. “We do everything from repairing fire hydrants and water mains to maintaining water service lines, repairing water meters and repairing sewer lines as needed,” he explained. “We also take care of any plumbing repairs in all of the city’s buildings and of course, we help other city departments when needed.”