Laura Bullock was elected to the Board of Directors of The Bedford Citizen at its annual meeting on April 22nd. She is a long-time resident of Bedford with interests that range from protecting Fawn Lake to heading up a local basketball program to fundraising for the first Habitat for Humanity home construction. In addition to these volunteer activities, Bullock is a licensed realtor presently working with local agencies as a home stager.
Prior to starting a family, Bullock worked in customer service for AT&T and Wellfleet Communications. As children came along she elected to stay home and became actively involved with community life. “I volunteered for just about everything I could,” Bullock said. “I helped in the elementary schools, was a driver for the Council on Aging, and planted and maintained school gardens.” At one point she and her family lived on Fawn Circle and she became interested in the well-being of Fawn Lake. She helped found “Friends of Fawn Lake” and participated in fund-raising, concerts, and social media campaigns to raise awareness. In 2019 this culminated in Town Meeting approval of $2M to dredge and restore the lake.
“I love that The Bedford Citizen includes both news and happenings and is produced by those who live here. Everyone has the opportunity to be involved and can submit an article or photo or write a Letter to the Editor. I have such respect for all who are already on the Board and am thrilled to join them,” Bullock said.
“Laura has that unique combination of skills and a passion for Bedford and citizen participation which make for an engaged and insightful board member, “ Citizen president Teri Morrow said following Bullock’s election. “We feel fortunate to have her join our board and we are looking forward to making use of her talents and enthusiasm for Bedford to realize the mission of The Bedford Citizen.”
Bullock and her husband, John, have two children, John, Jr., and Kristen, both graduates of Bedford High School.