Calling all readers! Cast your nom for Person of the Year 2010
Election day might be over, but that certainly doesn't mean you can relax your ballot-casting fingers. On the contrary–- it's that time of the year for turkeys, new senators, bonfires, and The Hook's annual Person of the Year.
You know the drill: for the past two years, The Hook staff has hemmed and hawed over the year's movers-and-shakers, up-and-comers, and news-makers to pick one local citizen who has made the biggest impact. In 2008, we chose Gary O'Connell. Love him or leave him, the then-City Manager was at the forefront of many of the year's biggest–- and most controversial–- decisions. A year later, Joel Salatin was dubbed "Person of the Year," for the headline-grabbing work he was doing with Polyface Farms. From a mention in Michael Pollan's non-fiction tome The Omnivore's Dilemma to being featured in two bold documentaries (Fresh and Food, Inc.), Salatin was the local citizen we deemed most influential.
This year, we have a plethora of locals to choose from–- but why leave out you, dear reader? You've followed the stories; you've commented on the updates; you've re-tweeted our headlines. Who do you think is the most noteworthy C'villian in 2010? Who made the most controversy–- for better or worse–- this year? Which citizen made an impact that influenced you? Who has the most potential to make waves in 2011? Leave us a comment below with your nomination for "Person of the Year;" leave us a comment on our Facebook page; or tweet at us @readthehook.