Who Were the 10 Most Influential People in 2012

We've been through a lot; now it's time to recognize those who made a difference.

As an eventful year draws to a close, Patch is seeking nominations for the most influential people of the Glen Cove community for 2012.

We need your selections and a short message about why your candidate is deserving.

We've been through a lot this year; our community has grieved some sudden losses, suffered through a hurricane and endured a national election.

We ask for you to reflect on your choices, whether they be public figures or private people, and tell us your choices in the comment thread below. We would prefer to keep the process open, so please avoid emails. Deadline for nominations is Dec. 24.

Like last year, we'll compile a list of the top 10 people who made a difference in Glen Cove, and choose a winner. See that story here.

Thanks in advance -- MD.

alex56 December 08, 2012 at 11:17 PM
We have to be very thankful to all of our responders that helped during the hurricane but two people come to mind. Mayor Ralph Suozzi for keeping the people of glen cove informed during the hurricane and doing whatever he could in the aftermath. Not too many communities had that. Also he helped out at that house fire. Matt Venturino from EMS for coming to my house during the height of the storm to check me out and make sure I was okay.
Maureen Peet December 10, 2012 at 10:11 PM
Mr Pete Kopecky, the high school football team head coach.. The assistants also should be mentioned. They led this team to the semi finals. They kept the boys grounded and showed them how to win and lose with grace and dignity .
Melissa Rhodes December 11, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Victoria Crosby of the Glen Cove Arts Council. Victoria has provided many children at the Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club and other youth agencies with the opportunity to be exposed to various arts and culture at local museums, theatres, and other venues. Through Victoria's advocacy, the Glen Cove Arts Council offers these wonderful experiences to children less fortunate who may not have the chance to see such exhibits and performances. Thanks to Victoria's love of the children and the generosity of the Glen Cove Arts Council, our kids are gaining a deeper appreciation for the arts.
Concerned Citizen December 12, 2012 at 05:45 PM
I nominate Glen Cove FD Chief Rodni Leftwich. A great leader and an inspiration to all!!
the big man December 13, 2012 at 12:35 PM
I agree with Maureen Peet he is a great guy
kathy December 17, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Mr. Nolan and the Varsity Soccer team should not be over looked.They won their conference and Mr. Nolan was presented with Coach of the Year. Congradulations to all..
Cover Pride December 18, 2012 at 08:36 PM
I nominate Frank Venturino. Frank has single handely kept the spirit of Glen Cove High School Alumni alive. He has started the Glen Cove High School Alumni & Friends group without the help of the District.
Zefy Christopoulos December 18, 2012 at 09:56 PM
The top ten list should include all Glen Covers who give of their time and talent to our neighbors and community and don't expect anything in return other than a smile. The list should NOT include any politician.
Zefy Christopoulos December 18, 2012 at 10:24 PM
Actually make them as a group # 1 on the list.
cyntra maharaj-glouchkov December 20, 2012 at 11:31 PM
Charmaine Clark at the Glen Cove Youth Bureau
cc December 21, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Victoria Crosby has been giving of herself for almost 30 years to Glen Cove. The Glen cove Arts council a non profit that allows the youth of Glen Cove to be able to learn to appreciate the arts. This is one one of the many organizations that she is involved in.


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