Diablo set to welcome new postmaster

37-year USPS vet Walter Lucas taking oath of office Wednesday

A man who has aspired to be a postmaster will take the oath of office for that position Wednesday in the community of Diablo, U.S. Postal Service officials said.

Oakland resident Walter Lucas, 57, will take the oath of office at 11 a.m. in the Oak Room of the Diablo Country Club at 1700 El Nido Road, according to USPS officials.

Lucas has been working for the U.S. Postal Service since 1979 when he started at the San Francisco Rincon Annex.

Since 1984, Lucas has been working in a variety of supervisory and management positions in San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland, according to USPS officials.

Immediately before being selected as postmaster in Diablo, Lucas worked in the Oakland Main Post Office as the manager of customer service.

"It's been an aspiration of mine to become a postmaster," Lucas said. "In communities across America, the local post office is the cornerstone of the community."

Lucas will manage two employees who will serve the needs of Diablo customers and sort about 4,000 pieces of mail daily, according to USPS officials.

-- Bay City News Service

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2 people like this
Posted by Tony
a resident of Diablo
on Nov 29, 2016 at 8:13 am

Welcome, Walter to Diablo. We are so glad to have you as our new Postmaster. We have more than a Post Office. It is the heart and soul of our community as it has been for 100 years where residents greet each other, giving us a warm home-town feel. Please come to Diablo C.C. at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 30 to his swearing-in ceremony,

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