Allison Watters grew up in Middle Tennessee and graduated from Kennesaw State University before moving to Rome, Georgia, in 1994 to serve as director of human resources at Redmond Regional Medical Center. She is married to Ed Watters and they have college-age daughters, Grace and Ivy.Since moving to Floyd County, Allison has made it her mission to be involved in the community and champion causes about which she is passionate. She is co-chair of Rome for the Rescues, a fundraising organization for animal welfare projects and she serves as co-chair for North Georgia Animal Partnership. A past chair of the Heart of the Community board of directors, she was named one of the Heart of the Community Award recipients in 2016. Currently serving her second term as Floyd County Georgia County Commissioner, Allison is an active member of Rome First United Methodist Church, where she facilitated an ecumenical women’s Bible study for many years. She is also a graduate of Leadership Georgia and a graduate and former coordinator of the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Rome program, in which she met her husband Ed.