Today, history will be made in the city of Northport!

At 2 p.m., a public ceremony will be held at the Northport Civic Center in which, Nikki Warren-Burton will be officially sworn into office as Northport Postmaster.

Burton (Photo credit: USPS)

Warren-Burton, a graduate of Tuscaloosa County High School, will be the first African-American female Postmaster in the city of Northport. However, this is not her first leadership role in the postal system. She has worked in numerous managerial positions in Hueytown, Pleasant Grove, Thorsby, Trussville, Tuscaloosa, and West Blocton, according to the United States Postal Service.