Massapequa is filled with special people who make a difference, people who make an impact on our lives on a regular, sometimes daily, basis.
There are educators, business owners, volunteers, public officials, clergy members and others working to make Massapequa a better place.
Massapequa Patch is compiling a list of 10 local people who mattered in 2012. We need your help.
Nominate candidates in the comment section below, or write on our Facebook page.
Please give us the person's name and the reason they belong on this list. On Friday, we'll publish a poll asking you to pick the most influential person.
The list will run the last week in December as part of our Year in Review series.
Previous winners are not eligible this year.