Maybe it's a parent, a teacher, a scout leader, a coach. Maybe it's an elected official, a civic association leader, a school board trustee, a village mayor, or other community leader.
In a community such as this there are undoubtedly plenty of people across town to look up to, and we'd like to recognize those people by asking you to nominate them for our "Greatest Person" honor.
Last year, Comsewogue student Kerry MacKinnon beat out five other nominees to capture our Person of Year for 2011. MacKinnon ran to get an automated external defibrillator when her friend Hope Reindl collapsed in the school gym, helping coaches and teachers to save her life.
Who will be this year's Greatest Person of 2012? In the coming weeks we'll accept your nominations to name Port Jefferson's Greatest Person. Community members will later have the chance to vote on the final result.
Submit your nominations as a comment below or email editor Lon Cohen at Lon.Cohen@Patch.com to participate. Please include your full name and the reason why you have chosen the person your are nominating.
The individual named Greatest Person will be featured in an upcoming Patch story.