Tammie Sullard looks back on 30 years with the U.S.P.S.

Tammie Sullard, second from right, is honored for her 30 years of service to the U.S. Postal Service. Sullard’s boss, Angela Bye, presents the award, along with Sullard’s former boss, Mark Inlet, as family and friends look on.

 By Joy Tipping/Richmond News Managing Editor 

“Ahhh. Now I’m set. I’ve found the place where I’ll work till I retire,” Tammie Sullard recalls thinking when she took her first U.S. Postal Service job at 27, as a letter carrier for the Antioch Post Office near Liberty. 

She feels the same way now, at 57: “Ahhh. Now I’m set,” she said Wednesday at her home in Lawson, five days after retiring as Richmond postmaster. 

Sullard spent 30 years with the Postal Service — 28-and-a-half of those in Richmond — working her way up from letter carrier in Antioch to postmaster here, a job she assumed in 2000. 

On her last day, April 27, her boss and employees threw a festive morning shindig and an all-day open house. 

The complete story appears in the Friday, May 4, 2018, Richmond News.

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