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New Postmaster Named for Honoka‘a Post Office

June 22, 2022, 12:00 PM HST
* Updated June 22, 10:29 AM
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Kim Asuncion

Kim Asuncion was recently named the Postmaster of the Honoka‘a Post Office.

Asuncion replaces former Honoka‘a Postmaster Gavin Sakagawa, who recently transferred to a position at the USPS Hawai‘i District office.

“It’s truly an honor and a privilege to step into this position and to be able to serve Honoka‘a, the community in which I was born and raised,” said Asuncion. “I hope to continue the Postal Service’s legacy of outstanding customer service to this community, to increase the office’s engagement with our customers, and to contribute to the overall success of the organization.”

As Honoka‘a Postmaster, Asuncion supervises six employees and oversees retail services at the Honoka‘a Post Office and the daily distribution of mail on one delivery route and to more than 1,600 PO Boxes at her facility.

“As outlined in USPS’s Delivering for America plan, we are modernizing and continually adapting to the changing needs of our customers,” Asuncion said. “Our customers are priority one, whether they’re located in the biggest cities or smaller communities such as Honokaa.

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Asuncion is a 21-year postal employee who began her career as a clerk at the Kamuela Post Office and most recently served as a clerk at the Captain Cook and Honoka‘a Post Offices.

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Asuncion was born and raised in Honoka‘a and is a graduate of Honoka‘a High School. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, reading, camping and card games.

“I want to thank my family, my coworkers and former Honoka‘a Postmaster Gavin Sakagawa for their support throughout my postal career,” Asuncion said. “I’m also grateful to the leadership team at the USPS Hawai‘i District office for believing in me and giving me this opportunity.”

The Postal Service generally receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products, and services to fund its operations.

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