GREG DENNISON is the new postmaster of the Perry Post Office, as of Saturday, Feb. 16, and the longtime U.S. Postal Service (USPS) veteran is enjoying his new position. Dennison transferred to Perry from the Okemos Post Office, where he served as the supervisor of customer service for the past year.
Dennison got his start with the USPS 33 years ago, in Syracuse, NY, where he served for 10 years as a mail carrier. He then moved on to Tennessee, where he worked at USPS facilities in Cookville and Byrdstown. During his time in Tennessee, Dennison transitioned from carrying mail into a supervisory position before eventually taking a similar position in Okemos.
Greg is married to the woman of his dreams, Katy, the executive director of the Heart to Heart Hospice office in Lansing. Greg is a father of four adult children, and he and Katy are currently raising their 10-year-old daughter just outside the greater Perry area.
Though he has been the Perry postmaster for less than three weeks, Greg is overjoyed with his new position, thanks mostly to the office’s “fantastic employees” and the small-town charm for which the city of Perry is known. Dennison greatly enjoys working in smaller communities, such as Perry, which he compares favorably with the USPS facility in Byrdstown, TN.
“I enjoyed my time working in larger communities like Syracuse and Okemos, but for me, the smaller communities are a better fit for me,” explains Dennison. “I like to be involved in the community, which is not always possible in larger cities, and I like being able to get to know the people I serve. I have only been here a couple weeks, but I already love it. It has helped that we have a great staff here – they can pretty much run this place on their own most of the time – and I have been enjoying being able to shop local, which is another thing I value about smaller communities.”
(Independent Photo/Graham Sturgeon)