WALNUT CREEK, CA — Evelina Ramirez will follow a proud tradition dating back to 1862 when James R. McDonald was appointed Walnut Creek Postmaster. On Friday, July 20, 2012, 10:00 am, Ramirez will raise her right hand to take the official oath of office at the Walnut Creek Post Office located at 2070 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek, CA 94596. The oath of office will be administered by Manager Post Office Operations Cedric Brown.
Ramirez began her Postal Service career as a part-time flexible distribution clerk in 1986 in the Oakland Postal District. She was selected to her first management position in 1990 as a relief supervisor. This led to other managerial assignments in Lafayette and San Leandro. She was the Postmaster of San Leandro prior to being selected as the Walnut Creek Postmaster.
“As the Postmaster of Walnut Creek, I will provide a safe, efficient, and positive work environment for all of my employees and an excellent customer experience for the Walnut Creek community,” said Ramirez.
Ramirez, 48, is married to Ronald Ramirez, and they have two sons, Jonathan, 23, and Jason, 21. Ramirez holds a double major in Psychology and Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley. Ramirez resides in Lafayette and enjoys spending quality time with family, walking, hiking, reading, and biking.
As Walnut Creek Postmaster, Ramirez oversees 173 employees who process and deliver daily mail volume of more than 195,600 pieces to 46,112 delivery points (addresses), 86 city routes and four auxiliary routes and 3,919 Post Office boxes, six days a week.
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