Northport 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 teachers, business owners, volunteers, public officials, clergy members.
Northport Patch is compiling a list of 10 local people who mattered in 2012. We need your help. See last year's top ten here.
Please give us the person's name and the reason they belong on this list. Last year's greatest person of the year winner was local business man and community activist Artie Berke. Previous winners are not eligible this year.
The list will run the last week in December as part of our Year in Review series.