Long Beach entered a new era this week with the swearing in of its first female postmaster:
Brigitte Williams-Champion took the oath Thursday at Michelle Obama Library in North Long Beach to become the cityís 24th postmaster.
William-Champion began her career in 1981 as a mail carrier in Los Angeles and has served as postmaster in Inglewood and Redondo Beach. Now, she will oversee an area that includes 16 U.S. Postal Service installations, and 728 employees, according to a USPS statement.
“I’m proud to represent the postal service and the community,” William- Champion said. “One of my postal goals … was to become a postmaster over a large city.”
Long Beach, which covers 50 square miles, has a population of more than 460,000 people.
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