Working at the Calhoun County Consolidated Dispatch Authority isn't easy, so every quarter the applaud one employee for going above and beyond to serve the community.

The CCCDA says that Tina Rasey-Smith has been recognized as the Employee of the Quarter, due to her more than three decades in the 911 industry and her ability to "wear different hats".

Rasey-Smith was hired as a dispatcher for Calhoun County Central in Battle Creek in January 1986 and promoted to Dispatch Supervisor in 1994.  After the birth of her second child, Rasey-Smith took a hiatus from dispatch but returned six months later in a part-time role as CAD Systems Administrator. In March 2010, Calhoun County consolidated three separate dispatch centers to form CCCDA. At which time, Rasey-Smith accepted the role of CAD Administrator position.

Speaking of the recognition, Rasey Smith says:

Any time you are recognized and acknowledged by your peers, co-workers, and superiors gives you a sense of pride knowing that your work is being seen and appreciated. I have been in this profession for 33 years now. It has virtually been the only job I've had since graduating high school.

The quarterly recipient gets a designated parking spot, a name on a plaque, and a certificate of commendation and recognition by the CCCDA Board of Directors. The winners are also eligible for the Employee of the Year honor.