New Postmaster of New York to Be Sworn In At Upcoming Ceremony June 17, 2016 12:30pm

June 13, 2016 @USPS

New Postmaster of NY
Postmaster Kevin Crocilla - New York, NY


Oath of Office Ceremony for newly appointed New York Postmaster Kevin Crocilla.  Crocilla is a highly decorated powerhouse leader for New York City’s Postal Network leading through some of the worst weather and power outage emergencies the city has, in its history, ever experienced. His vision and strategic preparation and response plans have led the city’s postal network by continuing mail delivery as the bridge in bringing back normalcy to New York and the City’s daily operations after regional crisis. Crocilla’s rise to New York’s postmaster is unique in that he is only one of a handful to be appointed to this prestigious position having never previously served as a postmaster – anywhere! He is among the few postmasters in the United States with the Executive Postmaster moniker, ranking him at the very top in the country.


Media is invited and will have the opportunity to photo / film and interview speakers and agreeable guests.  It is a great time to enlighten all New Yorkers that the motto etched on the iconic landmark post office building on 33rd and 8th Ave will stand true during the new Postmaster’s watch.   For more information about the motto visit: .


Family members and friends
Lorraine Castellano, District Manager of the New York District, U.S. Postal Service
James Warden, President National Association of Postmasters

Local and State Government Representatives
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney
Congressman Jerrold Nadler
Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez
Congressman Charles Rangel
Congressman Jose Serrano
Governor Andrew Cuomo
City Representatives and Councilmember’s
Mayor Bill de Blasio
City Borough President Gale Brewer
Melissa Mark-Viverito
Margaret Chin
Inez Dinkins
Daniel Garodnick
Corey Johnson
Ben Kallos
Mark Levine
Rosie Mendez
Ydanis Rodriguez
Helen Rosenthal


James A Farley Post Office Building
380 West 33rd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenue), 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001


Friday, June 17, 2016


Postmaster Kevin Crocilla began his career with the U.S. Postal Service in 1983. During his tenure, Crocilla has held numerous management positions, including New York Operations Manager.  Besides being a member of a very elite group in the USPS Corporate Succession Plan, Crocilla is New York’s Emergency Manager, providing leadership and technical expertise while successfully protecting people and property during Hurricanes Irene and Sandy and the many calamities that followed which hit the Metropolitan area.  Through his leadership of postal networks, his strengths accounted for bringing normalcy to the communities by continuing mail to reach everyone during the most challenging circumstances the city has experienced.  

In his new position as the Manhattan Postmaster, he oversees all customer service and operational functions that encompass 67 Post Offices plus the James A. Farley Main Post Office and 4,138 employees, including 2943 mail carriers and 966 retail, operations and mail distribution associates. His management staff includes 5 senior managers, 42 field managers and 182 supervisors.

Postmaster Crocilla continues a long established tradition of the postal service in the community. The first recorded officially appointed postmaster of New York was Ebenezer Hazard in October 5, 1775, according to his letter to Congress dated November 14, 1776.

Before that, the New York Post Office is first mentioned in postal records in Hugh Finlay's Journal of 1773, with Alexander Colden as postmaster. Secondary sources indicate that Colden served as postmaster as early as 1753. John Holt is listed as postmaster on Goddard's May 1775 list of Revolution-era postmasters.

A post office may have operated in New York as early as 1687; however there is no information with regard to New York's earliest postmasters.

Learn more about the history of postmasters, and other information relating the U.S. Postal Service at

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