Now that 2013 has arrived, we're looking back at 2012, and, specifically, who Canton readers looked at as the "Person of the Year".
At Patch, we know it's important to pause and recognize the community members who make the neighborhood a better place, each and every day. Who contributed time and effort to planning that great event, or helping out a fellow resident in tough times? Maybe it's that person's positive spirit that impacts the community. Perhaps the person you're thinking of performs one of those "thankless" jobs we just can't live without.
One local resident, Trisha Lee, weighed in with her nomination on Dec. 23:
I would like to nominate Canton Planning Board members Jeremy Comeau and George Jenkins for Persons of the Year. While Jeremy is young, he has accomplished much during his ten years as an elected official, and a volunteer for various organizations in Canton. He has unconditionally given his time to the Planning Board, Community Theatre, Canton High School Junior Statesman and various other causes and proves that age does not matter when it comes to public service. I believe he is also one of the few standing up to the corruption in town government as well as developers appearing before the town.
George as Jeremy's partner-in-crime show that two very different people can do the right thing to support the town. George compliments Jeremy very well and brings his own experience to the table. He has been a trusted elected official for many years serving on various boards. While he was a contractor and developer, he was always able to do what was best for the citizens and not his pockets.
These two exemplary citizens should share the title of Person of the Year for their contributions not just this past year but for their combined 40-plus years of service to the Town of Canton.
Do you agree? Who else do you think deserves the title in Canton? Let us know in the comments section below. Happy New Year!