For more than two decades, the Observer’s editorial board has said “thank you” at the end of the year to people in our city and region who are making a difference. There are thousands of such people giving of their time, money and talents to make this a more prosperous and livable place. We honor them each year by highlighting a few of them.
Usually these are unsung heroes doing meaningful work outside the public spotlight, though occasionally we honor someone very well-known. It could be an extraordinary teacher, say, or a social entrepreneur whose organization is changing lives. Anyone, really, having a powerful impact on others.
This year, we want your nominations. Who deserves a pat on the back? Who is making an unusual or unnoticed yet indelible contribution to society?
E-mail your nominations to Associate Editor Eric Frazier at firstname.lastname@example.org this week. The board will go through them and produce a special package in the Dec. 31 Observer.