By Scott Halasz
CEDARVILLE — Ever since she was a letter carrier in Jamestown, Gail Bevington aspired to be a postmaster.
“That’s when I had my first little taste of being in charge,” she said.
That career goal was realized Wednesday afternoon when Bevington was sworn in as the 29th postmaster of Cedarville, filling a position that had been vacant for a while. Bevington, who lives in nearby South Solon, became a supervisor in 2014 and served Beavercreek, Tipp City, Forest Park (near Cincinnati) and Dayton.
“(Dayton) gave me a lot of experience and helped me get to where I’m at,” Bevington said after being sworn in on a bible held by her grandchildren.
This is her second stint in Cedarville. Bevington was officer in charge for six months in 2007.
“I never thought I’d end up back here actually,” she said. “When it opened up, I took a shot. I was lucky enough to be selected.”
Bevington thanked previous co-workers and supervisors for helping her along the way.
“All my bosses, every one of them have helped me get to this spot in some way,” she said.
Bevington’s goals for Cedarville are to establish an excellence in standard operating procedures and to offer Cedarville citizens a sense of camaraderie in providing products and services.
She began her career as a letter carrier in Springfield in 1994 and was also an officer in charge in South Charleston, Alpha, Spring Valley, Bellbrook and South Vienna.
Bevington ended her remarks by saying, “That’s all I have. The end.”
Actually, it’s a new beginning.
Contact Scott Halasz at 937-502-4507.