It is my great personal and professional pleasure to announce that Megan Graham has joined the Heralds editorial board as an editorial writer and policy analyst.
To be more precise, that should be rejoined. This is Grahams third stint at the Herald. She was here from 1997 to 2000, beginning as an intern and working as a reporter and as assistant city editor. She was with us again as an editorial writer for three years, from 2006 until 2009.
Since then she has served as executive director of the San Juan Citizens Alliance, where she gained in-depth, personal experience with public policy and the processes by which it is shaped and implemented. That, together with the attendant exposure to the nonprofit world, should prove invaluable to the Herald and readers alike.
But Graham, 37, brings much more than that to the job. A 16-year resident of Durango, she is a graduate of Fort Lewis College with a degree in English communications and is at work on a masters degree in public administration from the University of Colorado at Denver.
Together, her experience, education and background perfectly position her to explore and explain this areas interests in any number of public policy debates. Expect her to bring to such discussions an insightful voice and an informed perspective.
Since long before my tenure here, the Heralds editorial page has been a central part of the civic life of Durango and Southwest Colorado. Graham and I intend to continue that tradition, with an eye toward also reinterpreting it to fit the times and our readers needs.
Please join me in welcoming Megan Graham back to The Durango Herald.
Bill Roberts, editorial page editor