Kim Siebert is leaving her position at The Bedford Citizen in early November. She plans to seek paid work as a writer; she and her husband Hugh MacPhail are also downsizing to prepare for a move closer to Boston.
As a co-founder of The Bedford Citizen, Siebert helped forge the framework of the Citizen, set editorial direction and created a solid focus on town government by covering multiple meetings each week. Her contribution is much appreciated and will be greatly missed.
“The work of building The Citizen has been an experience of a lifetime,” Siebert said. “I have learned a great deal about Bedford and an incredible amount about how town government works—a body of knowledge I wouldn’t otherwise have acquired. “Resident engagement in the issues facing a community is only possible when the public has clear and accurate information,” Siebert added. “Strong local news reporting— which The Citizen strives to provide—is a vital building block in any democracy. I’m sincerely gratified that the people of Bedford have responded so positively to The Citizen and I encourage others to become involved.”