A couple of weeks ago, we here at Libertyville Patch asked you to nominate who you think should be named Libertyville's Person of the Year for 2012.
And, wow, did you respond! We received 27 comments on that story and many nominees, and we plan to feature each of those nominees here on Libertyville Patch in coming weeks. In the meantime, here's a look at who you nominated:
- Mayor Terry Weppler "for his dedication to the village," said Dave.
- The crossing guard at Garfield and Rockland Road, nominated by Hair2style, who said that the crossing guard "does a fabulous job with the kids!"
- Cook Memorial Public Library District Director Stephen Kershner, nominated by Mary Ann Phillips. She said Kershner has expanded the library's programs, and is involved in organizations like MainStreet and Rotary.
- Jeff McClurg, nominated by many individuals. Kevin Hoffman said McClurg "is selfless and passionate in his service and his support of the community," while Kara Drumke called him "giving, motivational, selfless, ethical and a friend to most Libertyville boys."
- Jordan Leasure, nominated by Kymberlee Kaye Raya, who said Leasure and her sister "are honest, experienced and … have enormous hearts."
- Dr. Kathy Putts, nominated by Karyn Hendricks. She said Putts "is loved for her great skills, caring attitude and selfless commitment to both her patients and employees."
- June McCoy, nominated by Helene Van Sickle, who said McCoy "shows her passion and energy to help others, whether it's lobbying for senior housing or providing shelter for the homeless."
- Jeff Welch, nominated by John McNally, who said Welch "is a selfless volunteer that has given countless hours of his time" to various groups.
- Roch Tranel, nominated by Norman Roth. Roth said Tranel "was instrumental in the renovation of the Cook Mansion, held Toys for Tots Christmas Event, always gives back to the community."
- RobinQuivers nominated the Libertyville High School girls volleyball team for making it to the final four, and Steve Parker, who retired from the United States Navy in 2012.
- Dale Eggert, nominated by Tammy K.
- Syd Holmes, nominated by clovergirl for his "tireless recycling efforts in our community."
- Trustee Jim Moran, nominated by Luke Stowe, who said Moran "has led on many issues, including greater transparency, improved village website and better communications." Stowe said Moran "constantly promotes Libertyville, especially its local businesses."