March 12, 2001
Mike Turner swears in Jim Walters (r) as Woodinville's postmaster.
Abbie Ostrem/staff photo.
New postmaster for Woodinville
WOODINVILLE - In a ceremony held last Friday James M. Walters was sworn in as Woodinville's fourth postmaster.
"One of my biggest concerns is the long lines in the customer lobby," said Walters. "I will be restructuring some positions to better serve the public needs."
Walters, following a stint in the U.S. Marine Corps, began his career with the post office as a part-time flexible city letter carrier in Renton in 1978. He was then promoted to supervisor of mails in 1982 and supervisor, delivery and collection, in 1986. He became manager, customer services, in Edmonds in 1992 and was transferred to Bothell in 1993 and Redmond in 1996.
After Walters served as a labor relations specialist and officer-in-charge in Marysville and Port Orchard, he was appointed to the top post in Woodinville.
Walters is married to Mary Anne Harvey. The couple has two children, James (22) and Lillian (17), and lives in S.E. Everett.