It’s On Again! Nominations Now Open for Bedford Citizen of the Year

Nominations will be accepted beginning Tuesday for Bedford’s 2021 Citizen of the Year.

The nomination form and guidelines can be found on the town’s Citizen of the Year web page ( The deadline for submissions is Aug. 6.

The honoree is chosen by a confidential committee and will be honored by riding in the Bedford Day parade, participating in the Liberty Pole-capping ceremonies, and the winter holiday tree-lighting on the Common.

He or she is also recognized as part of a reception that features the Bedford Minutemen change of command ceremony, usually on the Friday night after Bedford Day.

Bedford began recognizing a citizen-of-the-year in 1979, with the annual award launched as part of the town’s celebration of its 250th anniversary. The recognition continued for 41 years until it was interrupted in 2020 by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Nominees must be current residents and cannot currently hold elected office. Suggested criteria include experience with local organizations, such as not-for-profit or volunteer groups; service on town committees or positions; and individual activities and contributions that benefit the local quality of life.

Prior service should be considered, whether elected, voluntary, or appointed. There are no time parameters when considering these attributes and achievements. The nomination can be supported by additional letters or the endorsements of others.

Contact the office of the Town Manager (781-275-1111 or for additional information.

Mike Rosenberg can be reached at, or 781-983-1763


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