Since becoming postmaster in September, David Murrow has already found himself becoming a viable part of the Claremore community.
“It’s been good so far,” said Murrow. “People have addressed some problems and after talking with them, we were able to resolve and control the issues.”
He said it helps to have hard workers who are experienced and know the community.
“There are some postmen and women here who have more than 20 or 30 years experience,” he said. “I feel a comfort knowing that I can trust everyone to do a good job.”
Originally from Muskogee, Murrow began his post office career 11 years ago as a letter carrier. He worked his way up through the ranks to become active supervisor of the Henryetta location before being assigned to postmaster.
From Henryetta, Murrow was transferred to Mustang and then Moore.
“Claremore wasn’t really on my radar, however after I was contacted about the position, my wife and I discussed the idea and thought it was a great opportunity to be closer to our grandbabies,” said Murrow.
The two currently live in Jenks and are now able to see their grandchildren on a regular basis.
Murrow said he is mostly a people person and is looking forward to getting to know more of the community. One of his goals is to get businesses more actively involved by advertising through the post office.
“The post office is an important part of the community and is a civic source of communication and information,” he said. “We do stay busy, but I am always accessible — open to close — for those who need me.”