The Utah State Association of Letter Carriers recently announced that Mark Montoya of Helper City was chosen as a letter carrier of the year.
The announcement was made during this year’s biennial convention, hosted in Price on April 5 and 6. Montoya has been a staple in the community as a letter carrier for nearly 15 years. Prior to his work as a carrier, Montoya worked for the post office since September of 1998.
A representative of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) remarked on Montoya’s outstanding dedication and selfless serving. Helper City Mayor Lenise Peterman also took time to praise Montoya and all that he has done for the community, both through his position as a letter carrier and beyond.
“Mark Montoya is the person in our community that everyone knows by name and respects. He is invested not only in providing top notch postal services, but in Helper as well serving as the Director of Helper’s Christmas Town activities,” Mayor Peterman praised. “I can think of no one who is more deserving than Mark for all he does.”
Montoya, who is from Carbon Branch 2171, based out of Price but delivering for Helper City, was recently honored alongside fellow letter carrier Kim Mortensen, who is from the Wasatch Branch 111 and won for the year of 2018, for their letter carrier of the year titles. Members of the community were quick to share their praises of each of them.
“The US Postal Service is fortunate to have such a wonderful employee and Helper is more fortunate to call him one of our own,” Mayor Peterman concluded.
Only one other individual from Carbon County has won this award, Trent Hanna, who was given the esteemed title back in 2010.