Friday, Dec. 19, Congressman Doug LaMalfa’s bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2141 Ferry Street in Anderson, California, as the “Norma Comnick Post Office Building” was signed into law. LaMalfa introduced H.R. 228 at the beginning of this congressional term, it received unanimous backing by the entire California Congressional delegation and passed the House in July 2022. It passed with unanimous consent in the Senate on Dec. 6.
Norma Comnick was a five-term mayor for the city of Anderson. She was first elected to the Anderson City Council in 1996 and served the public until her death in 2020. Norma was also involved in countless service clubs and organizations, including Anderson Rotary, where she was one of the first female members, the Sierra Cascade Logging show, the Redding Area Bus Authority, the Shasta Regional Transportation Authority and the annual “Anderson Explodes!” 4th of July celebration. Norma was also a small business owner, owning and operating the Norma Comnick Insurance Agency until her retirement in 2004.
“Norma was a remarkable woman, a good friend to me and some of my local relatives, and a dedicated public servant to the city of Anderson, LaMalfa said. “Her work and her accomplishments show what kind of leader she was. I was honored to have known her and am pleased to be able to honor her outstanding legacy with this post office dedication. Norma was involved in many organizations that brought much light to our area, including the famous annual ‘Anderson Explodes!’ Independence Day celebration. Projects like this exemplify her love of her city, and ensure that the impact of her service lives on.”