BRIGHTON — Dan Jones was sworn in as the new postmaster for the Brighton Post Office June 6. Jones has been working for the U.S. Postal Service for the past 19 years and was sworn in by Regional Manager Juan Muñoz.
Jones served as the Postmaster for the Deming, N.M., office for the last 4 1/2 years and was promoted to the Brighton office where he began serving the community in April. He replaces former postmaster Linda Knight, who is now serving as the postmaster in Westminster.
Jones said the people in Brighton are “very nice” and has felt welcomed by the community.
“I’m really looking forward to serving the community and helping our office provide the best customer service possible and being a part of the community,” he said.
During the swearing in, Munoz said Jones is the 14th Postmaster to serve at the Brighton Post Office since its founding in 1946. He said Jones will be serving about 30,000 families in the Brighton and Thornton area, about twice as many families he served in Deming.
Munoz said the Post Office is going through some growing pains and told him to use his position to help not only the community but also his employees.
Jones moved to Brighton with his wife of two years, Mari, and their sons Chris Jones, 23, Joshua Baca, 21, and Alex Cardoza, 13. Mari said she is happy to be back in Colorado because they have family in Metro Denver area. She knows Jones will be a great leader for the post office because he is a great leader with their family.
”We’re all very proud of him,” she said.