Please know it was a very difficult decision for me, but I’ve decided to move on and back into the marketing and public relations world.
Thursday, September 5 is my
last day as editor of Palatine Patch.
I started working for Patch in the summer of 2010 when it launched here in Illinois. Nearly a year ago, I was able to take over as editor of our great town. It really is a dream-come-true for a writer to be able to cover his or her place of residence. You are invested not only for the readers you serve everyday, but for yourself as well. So, it works.
It’s been a great ride, because [in my humble opinion] Patch is an awesome concept, and it shows here in Palatine.
Palatine Patch is a truly strong site, due to the unbelievable engagement from you, the readers, through reaching out about things important to you-as well as contributions through blogs, events and announcements on our boards.
That really is what it’s all about - providing a place and a space for you to share information, weigh in on what’s meaningful to you while helping to guide Palatine Patch into remaining a publication you feel well-served by as residents.
I will miss all of the people I came to know, like and enjoy; readers, government and education leaders, members of the business community and the non-profit world, and others-and I will miss this position. Being an editor for Patch.com is truly-dynamic. Many hats are worn on a daily basis; the return on all that effort though, does provide a real sense of satisfaction and accomplishment.
But, there comes a
time when a change is necessary. And for me, that time is now.
Before your new editor takes over, you can reach out to Brian Slupski at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions at all. He is the former editor of Palatine Patch as many of you might remember, so you will be in great hands.
Thank you Palatine Patch readers-you are fantastic and I will see you around town!