We asked you all and we got some outstanding nominations. Here are the people you nominated for person of the year, including some information from their nominator.
Now, we've extended the deadline to vote until Monday!
Post your vote for who you think should be Person of the Year from the nominations below in the comments. Simply write a comment saying who you think should win by 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19. Only comments on this article count as votes and you only get one vote.
We will then contact the winner and their nominator and write an article about our newly-crowned Person of the Year, selected by you.
Kay Coleman - Councilmember Kay Coleman is involved in community events and town volunteers, helping to bring picnics and concerts to San Anselmo. "She is an incredible community member above and beyond being a councilmember."
Lesleigh Ganz-Ordway - Lesleigh brings meals to families in need, works for a number of nonprofit groups in the area, runs the business side of her husband's business, a busy mother to two teenagers and a great friend. She makes big Thanksgiving and Easter meals and invites anyone who doesn't have anywhere to go for the holidays. "She is also available for her friends, which I dont know where she finds the time, but comes to their aide when they really need her."
Kelsey Lopin - The student and athlete is a LINK team leader, helping new freshmen at Drake, a part of PALS, where she has lunch with students with special needs, and the student representative to the San Anselmo Parks and Recreation Commission. "She manages all that plus earns money babysitting while having health problems that can make her life difficult to manage. I am so incredibly proud of her each and every day."
John Pedersen - For 35 years, the owner of "has been a hub about which hundreds of amateur and professional musicians revolve. He never turns you away for want of money, offering priceless advice for free, and inexpensive yet expert repairs of acoustic instruments." Though he's never made a ton of money, he helps friends and shares his knowledge.
David Smadbeck - The Fairfax Chamber president and co-owner of the helps put on a number of events and programs in town, including the Fax Fest, Eco-Fest, the new , and Halloween Parade. "David participates in so many arenas that I don't know when he sleeps."
Kathy Thornton - The volunteer at also helps with garden improvements, student plays, parent-teacher associations, and field trips. She also heads up fundraisers at St. John's in Ross and works as an interior architect. "She's been a tireless, devoted volunteer - ask anyone who knows her!"
Who do you think should be person of the year?