ROCKPORT — On February 12, 2021, Town Manager William Post and Select Board Chair Debra Hall presented Rockport Postmaster Steve Culpovich with an Honorary Rockport Resident award for his exemplary service to the residents of Rockport over the past eight years.
Although the town and its residents wish Steve well as he retires after four decades of federal employment, he will surely be missed.
Steve’s sense of humor and personal attentiveness have won him many local fans. He has set the tone for a friendly, yet efficient postal operation. Rockport’s post office is often spoken of in fond terms, where the town’s people go to meet and greet one another, and Steve has fostered this warm and friendly atmosphere.
Prior to Rockport, Steve worked in postal operations in Fairfield, Waterville, Anson, Hinckley, and Round Pond — the place he and his wife Deborah call home.
When, in July 2011, Steve was presented with a USPS Service Award Pin in recognition of 30 years of employment, USPS District Manager Deborah Essler wrote, “The Postal Service owes a great deal to the loyalty and dedication of its employees.” The award, she said, is “a symbol of…deep appreciation for a career of commendable service.”
Having served in the U.S. Air Force, and having traveled to Thailand, Canada, Mexico and 48 states, Steve said, “I knew that I wanted to be in Maine.”
When he retires effective February 26, Rockport will be left a better place for his choice and a grateful recipient of his career of commendable service.
Thank you, Steve, and our best wishes, to you and Deborah in retirement!