Purchasing supervisor creates city slogan

COVINGTON -- Scott Cromer says he loves his job with the city of Covington, so when given the chance to pen the slogan for the city's strategic plan, he didn't hesitate.

"I thought it was an honor to be able to be a part of it," he said of the solicitation from human resources to create a rallying cry for employees based on the mission of the plan that was adopted by the City Council earlier this year and outlines the city's short- and long-term goals.

Cromer's slogan -- "Preserving our past, improving our present, planning our future" -- was selected from about 70 entries by a team of managers. According to Human Resources Director Ronnie Cowan, the slogan "best represented the overall intent of what our mission and vision was for the city and the strategic plan."

Cromer has worked for the city for eight years, starting out as a purchasing clerk. He was promoted to purchasing coordinator a year ago, a position that puts him in charge of overseeing all purchases made by city departments and handling bids and contracts, as well as making sure the warehouse is stocked with needed materials. Cromer said his top priority is maximizing taxpayer dollars. He also tries to keep purchases local whenever possible.

"I really enjoy what I do. I work with a great group of people. We've got a good management team in place. A lot of the employees enjoy their jobs. This is a place I enjoy coming to work every day," said Cromer, a Conyers resident.

"He is one of our best city employees," Cowan said. "He's done a good job in our warehouse and purchasing area and he represents I think the best of all of our city employees."