CL postmaster wins state honor

— Debra Reed-Sharp, postmaster of Cascade Locks, recently won the Postmaster of the Year Award from the National League of Postmasters for Oregon.

Reed-Sharp has served as the postmaster in Cascade Locks for the past seven years, and celebrated her 26th year with the U.S. Postal Service May 25.

“The post office has been good to me and my family,” said Reed-Sharp, who has also worked in Iowa and Arizona. “It’s an honor to work for the Postal Service.”

Reed-Sharp has served as President of the National League of Postmasters for the state of Oregon for the past five years, and said it’s her work for the League that won her the award nomination.

She travels all over the district, helping offices get back on track financially or filling in where someone else cannot.

She holds district training meetings for the League on her own time, traveling as far as Medford or as close as Portland. She plans to hold more meetings soon because of the many changes the Postal Service has undergone recently.

As for the award, Reed-Sharp was hoping to keep it quiet. “There are a lot of people who do the same thing,” she said. “I just do my job.”

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