Frances Edgerton Boatman - Membership Chairman

Frances joined NARFE in 2013 and has served as President of the Roanoke Valley Chapter 0111 since 2017.  Prior to that, she was 1st V.P./Membership of Roanoke Valley Chapter 0111 in 2016 and 2017,   Since 2018, she has served as Congressional District Liaison (District 6), and attended the 2019 Legislative Conference, as well as VFN Conventions/Conferences since 2016.

Although Frances lives in Roanoke, she is a native of Chase City, VA. She attended the University of Richmond (Business Administration).  Following employment with Reynolds Metals in Richmond and twelve years with Burlington Industries in Clarksville, she began her Federal career in 1986 with the United States Postal Service in Roanoke, VA.  She was appointed Postmaster of Fincastle in 1992, where she served until 2012, and retired with 26 years of federal service.

Previously, she served as the President of National League of Postmasters - Virginia.  She received the Virginia Postmaster of the Year Award in 2005 and the NLPM National Leadership Award in 2006.  After retirement, she served as President of NLPM - Virginia Retirees.  Since 1992, she has participated in the yearly NLPM Forum, meeting with legislators regarding Postal employee issues.

She has two sons, one daughter, and six grandchildren.  She enjoys traveling, ballroom dancing, gardening, spending time with family and friends, and looks forward to working with the Board and all Chapters as VFN Membership Chair.
Frances can be contacted at or (540) 330-9122.

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