The nominees for the 2011 Patch "Person of the Year" for Culver City have been submitted and we'd like your feedback to help us decide.
We'll use the poll below to help measure the community's thoughts, so make sure to vote and also leave comments to help us with the decision.
The poll and comments will be open until midnight. on Monday, Dec. 26. We'll follow up with a profile of the 2011 Culver City Patch "Person of the Year."
The nominees (in order of nomination) are:
- , who runs her own pre-school day care business and is active on the PTA boards for Farragut Elementary and Culver City Middle Schools. The nominator says Wacker has shown unbelievable dedication when it comes to improving the educational experiences for the kids.
- Cathi Green Bratton, who has been a teacher for 12 years at Culver Middle School, is a trustee with the CC Education Foundation and helps put together the yearbook at CCMS. Nominees say she is "the warmest most caring supportive Culver Cityite," and contributes to helping better the education of America's youth.
- , the outgoing president of the Culver City Board of Education. Zeidman accomplished a lot during his term including mounting a campaign to approve much-needed school funding in the form of a parcel tax; lowering the size of school enrollment to promote better learning environments, and supporting the capital improvement budget.
- Ellie Dawson, a parent on various committes at Linwood E. Howe Elementary. The nominator said Dawson "has selflessly given her time, energy, passion, caring and commitment to multiple causes and projects at Linwood E. Howe school. I tell her the "E" in Linwood E. Howe stands for 'Ellie.'"
- , the owner of restaurant in Culver City. The nominator said she is "not only a business owner and chef, but promotes healthy eating, community building events, free cooking classes and is just an amazing business woman and person."
- , newly-elected CCUSD board member and a former teacher at CCHS. The nominator said, "40+ years teaching at CCHS, and she retires and CONTINUES to put Culver kids first as our new school board member."