West Islip 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 West Islip a better place.
Many people went to extraordinary lengths to help others cope and recover from the hurricane. School officials worked diligently to get their schools reopened after Hurricane Sandy; food pantries fed the hungry at warming shelters and fire fighters, police officers and volunteers helped the community.
West Islip 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.