Who's Redwood City or Woodside's Person of the Year?

Give a shout-out to the local person whom you think had the biggest positive impact on our community this year.


On Dec. 19, Time magazine named President Obama their Person of the Year, again!

The magazine invited votes on 40 candidates, including the president, Gabby Douglas and Kim Jong Un. Other options included The Mars Rover and the Higgs Boson Particle, Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, and Apple CEO Tim Cook.

But, the president took the title again, four years after he first won the award as president-elect in 2008.

We want to know - who would Patch readers nominate if we had our own Redwood City/Woodside Person of the Year?

Tell us your pick in the comment section below! Give a shout-out to the local person or group whom you feel made the biggest positive impact on our community in 2012. Let's recognize the people who make a difference every day in our community.

Happy holidays from Patch!


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Ernie December 24, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Chief JR Gamez. Since being hired on, he has made great strides in connecting our community to our Police Dept. where once they appeared to be both very disconnected from one another. He has been instrumental in bringing the latest and greatest available technology to the Police dept. for the benefit of not only our community but to ensure that they are always one step ahead of the bad guys. It is safe to say that he is not only Redwood City Police Department's Chief, but he's OUR Chief of police!
Skiely December 24, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Sister Christina at the St. Francis Center in Redwood City. She feeds, clothes, houses and educates the under served all year long. She even makes Christmas possible for so many families through the Christmas toy give away. Hoping that many more people will discover her and help make more miracles happen through their donations and volunteerism.
Lori McBride December 26, 2012 at 09:29 PM
Dennis McBride, works passionately on behalf of the youth in the Redwood City Elementary School District in his role as a school board trustee. He also volunteers as Treasurer on the Sequoia Awards, a non-profit that provides scholarships to Redwood City students. He attends many local events showing his support of students, parents, and staff.
Diane Howard December 27, 2012 at 11:38 PM
I totally agree with Lori's comments about Dennis McBride. I have never met someone so passionate and dedicated to the children of our community. He involves himself in so many ways for the betterment of Redwood City, but avoids the limelight so others can shine. Thank you, Dennis, for all that you do.


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