ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) welcomed the news that the United States Postal Service (USPS) recently signed a one-year lease through September 30, 2014 to keep the Albany Post Office on Broad Avenue open. The USPS has for some time been facing severe financial challenges resulting in proposals for post office closures around the nation, one of which was shutting down the Broad Avenue Post Office in Albany. However, many Albany leaders and residents protested, and argued closure of the Broad Avenue Post Office would have a detrimental impact on downtown Albany and the surrounding neighborhoods.
“The re-signing of the lease is welcome news to the businesses and residents of Albany that rely on our downtown Post Office!” said Congressman Bishop. “Regarding the extension of the lease after 2014, I look forward to continuing work with Mayor Hubbard, Dougherty County Commission Chairman Sinyard, concerned citizens, and the USPS to ensure that people in the Albany area are provided the services they need from the United States Postal Service.”
In March, Congressman Bishop hosted a productive meeting in his Washington D.C. Congressional Office with community leaders from Albany and representatives from the United States Postal Service. To see pictures from this meeting, please click here.
For more information regarding Congressman Bishop’s efforts to keep the Albany Post Office open, please click here and here.