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Mark Fisher at his new desk at the North Bend Post Office. He first day there as postmaster was April 11.

New postmaster starts in North Bend office

by Mary Le Arneal
Published 4/27/22

Mark Fisher feels like he is returning home. Home to a small town, this time as North Bend’s new postmaster.

Fisher grew up in Yutan, graduated from Yutan High School and attended the University of Nebraska­–Lincoln, earning a degree in business management.

In 1995 he joined the United States Postal Service, starting out in Omaha at the processing and distribution area. In 2000 he started working at various stations and branches in the Omaha area. In 2003 he received his first postmaster assignment at Hooper. In 2010 he became the Wahoo postmaster, serving there until applying for and receiving the North Bend postmaster position.

“I’m a small town guy,” Fisher, 56, said. “I grew up there. It’s very attractive to come back to the small town. This postal environment reminds me a lot of my first assignment in Hooper. When I first looked at this building I said ‘I’m back home.’ The small town community, everyone knows everybody.”

Fisher describes himself as a organized manager, open minded to new ideas and willing to work with employees and community.

“Everything looks great,” he said. “We definitely have good people here, hard workers.”

Fisher said he told the workers he wasn’t going to come in and pull the carpet out from under their feet.

“This is a well run office in the past we’re going to maintain what we are dong,” he said. “I might tweak a couple things my way, simple things that won’t affect them.”

The first two weeks have been smooth sailing for Fisher as he worked with Cindy Madsen orienting. This week he will start working regular hours 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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