|Troutman officially named postmaster|
|Written by Darci Tomky|
Effective June 30, Connie Troutman will officially be named postmaster at the post office in Holyoke.
Since former postmaster Sandy Triplette’s retirement in July 2009, Troutman has been serving as officer in charge for the Holyoke post office.
Troutman said they often let someone try out the position for a while before they fill the postmaster job. She recently interviewed and will now officially take the postmaster role, although her duties won’t really change from what she’s been doing the past three years.
Troutman began her career with the U.S. Postal Service as a city mail carrier in Sterling almost 17 years ago. After 12 years in Sterling, she took the postmaster position in Amherst in 2007.
After five years with Amherst, Troutman will be relieved of those duties now that she will be postmaster in Holyoke. She said an officer in charge will run Amherst until September 2014 when that post office will go down to operating two hours a day.
Connie Troutman, a familiar face in the community, will now officially be the postmaster after three years as officer in charge at the post office in Holyoke. —Enterprise photo
“I’m just glad to have a home,” said Troutman, noting how great it has been to work in Holyoke the past three years. From people who go in and out of the post office to people like Kathy Schneller, who plants flowers in front of the building, Troutman’s time in Holyoke has been made very enjoyable.
Troutman commutes from Sterling where she lives with her husband Dale. They have two grown children, Todd and Staci, and four grandchildren. In her spare time, she has also led Weight Watchers programs for the past 30 years.
Holyoke Enterprise June 28, 2012