Brawley native Cynthia Gibson is the new postmaster of the El Centro Post Office.
She was sworn in Friday in a ceremony attended by local officials and fellow postmasters from throughout the Imperial Valley and Coachella Valley.
Gibson, 38, has worked at numerous post offices in the Valley besides El Centro, where her career began in 1983. She's worked at Ocotillo, Brawley, Imperial, Westmorland and Coachella.
After being sworn in Gibson thanked her family and supporters for their support and encouragement.
"I look forward to serving you," she said. "I'm just a phone call away."
Gibson became postmaster on a temporary basis in December, replacing Pete Race, who retired in August.
Gibson was asked what kind of changes she brings.
"It'll take time," she said. "More than anything is to bring this office into this century with all the changes" such as automation, she said.