Kansas City gets first female postmaster

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City is getting its first female postmaster.

The U.S. Postal Service says in a release that Deborah Woodrum has been named the 36th Postmaster of Kansas City. A formal ceremony announcing Woodrum's selection is scheduled for Friday in Kansas City.

Woodrum began working for the Postal Service 31 years ago as a letter carrier in Kansas City. She has also been postmaster in Des Moines, Iowa, and acting postmaster in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and the Shawnee Mission postal district in northeastern Kansas.

The Postal Service says Woodrum is the first female postmaster for Kansas City, which serves more than 200,000 customers and has more than 500 employees and nine stations and branches.

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