Mary Atwood became Clinton’s postmaster in January after working with the United States Postal Service for years. Find out more about her in this week’s edition of Meet Your Neighbor.
What did you do before becoming the postmaster?
I started here in Clinton 31/2 years ago as the supervisor. This has kind of been my goal office because I’m from Camanche so I just wanted to stay here in this building. The previous postmaster started talking about retirement and that they were looking for someone that’s going to be conducive to working here. I have been a city carrier, rural carrier, and a clerk over the years.
What does your normal day as the postmaster entail?
I come in around 7:30 or 8 a.m. and I work with the supervisor to help get the carriers out of the building for the day. After they’re gone, I usually do a bunch of administrative type stuff. I take phone calls from the public along with my supervisor. I usually have an extended lunch and then I come back and have telecon usually once a day for an hour. I go back out when the supervisor leaves for the day and deal with the carriers when they come back in.
What is your family like?
I have a daughter (Chloe) and a husband (Tom) and a bunch of dogs. We camp a lot. We are focused on raising our daughter.
What are you passionate about outside of the workplace?
Spending time with my family, and my parents. We just want to spend time with our daughter before she grows up and moves away. That’s important to us.
What TV show are you most addicted to right now?
I really like “Who Do You Think You Are?”. It is the one with the celebrities where they go back and trace their ancestry. It’s really cool the stories people dig up.