Jo Manke-Rodgers receives Postmaster of the Year Award presented by Steve Lenoir, theVice President of South Dakota's National League of Postmasters.

Manke-Rodgers named postmaster of the year

When recounting the situation to her family, there was no dramatic re-enactment or paralyzing fear but in her true “no frills” joking style, her response was, “I was just practicing my parallel parking in the median.”

    Jo Manke-Rodgers has definitely put in the time and hard work that it takes to be successful at her job for the United States Postal Service. On April 17, all of her hard work was recognized as she was honored as South Dakota’s Postmaster of the Year at the Postmasters’ annual convention in Rapid City. Prior to receiving her award Manke-Rodgers was introduced to those in attendance.
    Manke-Rodgers certainly falls into the category of being the “postmaster of all postmasters.” She wants every employee to become successful, whether being a clerk or a postmaster. There is no question too stupid to ask as that is where learning begins. She has answers to just about every topic imaginable and if she doesn’t, she will find out. She is a “straight shooter” and tells it like it is. It is either black or white as there is no gray area in her book. She has the attitude “get ‘er done.” A multitasker is an understatement for this woman.  She is a team player and not just in her office but the entire postal service. You always know where you stand with the postmaster, if you don’t she’ll tell you!
    Manke-Rodgers was born and raised in rural South Dakota. If there was ever a person who could fit 48 hours of work into a 24 hour day, it would be her. She wears many hats as a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister to five siblings, an aunt to 11 and a great aunt to five. In addition, she is a multiple business owner, a landlord, and a municipal league officer.  The words “I can’t” or “I don’t have time” are rarely ever spoken.

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