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Who's YOUR Person of the Year?

We named four great folks from Shaker Heights for People of 2012, but we want to know: Who is YOUR person of the year?

Last week, we featured four great folks who made a difference as Shaker Heights' People of 2012.

But we want to know: who made a difference, big or small, in your own life? Did your neighbor bring you soup when you were sick? Did your mom get you that perfect Christmas present? Did your significant other help you through a rough time?

Take a moment and thank those who made a difference in your corner of the world this year. Tell us your Person of 2012 in the comments!

Mark Zetzer January 04, 2013 at 02:51 PM
A person who made a big difference in my life in 2012, and in the lives of fellow taxpayers in Shaker Heights, was Maurice Thompson, Executive Director of the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law. http://www.ohioconstitution.org/ When I founded the Shaker Heights Taxpayers Union in opposition to the then proposed 29% income tax hike, our group was threatened by a SLAPP lawsuit from the City of Shaker Heights. Thanks to Maurice and the generous donors of the 1851 Center, a free speech complaint was filed against the City in federal court on our behalf, and our right to participate in the public debate over the tax hike was protected. http://www.ohioconstitution.org/2012/07/26/federal-court-enjoins-shaker-heights-from-blocking-message-of-tax-increase-opponents/ Even though the tax hike passed in August, our organization -- now called Grow Shaker www.growshaker.org -- has grown and will continue to work for a business- and people-friendly environment in our garden suburb.

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