After nearly two decades with the U.S. Postal Service, Pam Shiver has earned the top prize, and it’s only a few blocks away from where she grew up.
On June 10, Shiver was awarded the postmaster position for the Eastpoint office, which handles all the mail for Eastpoint and St. George Island, in the 32328 zip code.
When she got the news the smile that she has worn regularly behind the counters at the Apalachicola and Eastpoint post offices beamed even brighter.
She’s still handling work in Apalachicola, but she’ll soon be back in Eastpoint to assume the multi-faceted duties of a postmaster, ranging from hiring and training, staffing and scheduling, to maintaining the safety and security of the office, and its standards and efficiencies.
In overseeing employees and deliveries, in which include two sales associates and four highway contract routes, she’s set clear goals,
“I want to maintain the confidence of the Eastpoint and St. George Islanbd residents and deliver the customer service that they have come to expect for our hometown post office,” she said. “The Eastpoint post office will be innoviate with the changing times and relevant to the needs of our customers.”
Shiver’s road to the top job at the small, busy post office began 35 years ago, and a few blocks away, when she moved in 1982 with her family to Adams Street, where her parents, Connie and Jim Cooper, still reside. She started middle school in Carrabelle, and later attended Apalachicola High School, where she graduated in 1988.
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