Judging by the glowing accounts of her from fellow postmasters in the area, Shelly Holton will be a hardworking and diligent postmaster for Ceres.
The 60-year postal manager raised her right hand at a swearing-in ceremony yesterday morning to become Ceres’ new postmaster. She was surrounded by other postmasters who all repeated her reputation as a hard worker who isn’t afraid to put in the long hours to make sure mail is delivered accurately and on time.
Post Office Operations Manager Neil Gonzalez administered the oath to Holton, who transferred to Ceres from Valley Springs where she was postmaster.
She replaces Lee Hoskins who has been Ceres postmaster since 2008.
One of her challenges in this post-pandemic world is hiring and keeping employees. A big reason Gonzalez selected Holton is because she is skilled at retaining employees.