They’re people who’ve made a mark in SouthCoast, some in their small towns, some on a larger stage.
And, once again, The Standard-Times/SouthCoastToday.com wants to recognize them for what they have accomplished.
As part of its annual tradition, The Standard-Times is seeking nominations for the 2017 SouthCoast Man of the Year and Woman of the Year. The 2016 recipients were Matthew Morrissey and Rep. Patricia Haddad, who were recognized for their efforts to bring offshore wind to SouthCoast.
Along with choosing two who stand out across the region, the newspaper also will name a SouthCoast Teacher of the Year and a SouthCoast Youth of the Year. The 2016 recipients were, respectively, George Heath, the heroic Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech teacher who was honored posthumously, and Jacob Miller, a standout UMass Dartmouth graduate.
Men and women of the year will also be chosen in each of the communities we cover: Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Freetown, Lakeville, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Rochester, Wareham and Westport.
Deadline for nominations — which cannot be returned — is Nov. 27 and should also include your contact information. Email is preferred to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also mail your nominations to The Standard-Times, 25 Elm St., New Bedford, MA 02740, attention: Debra Ryan.
The names of all nominees will be published.
A Standard-Times newsroom committee will make the final selections.
Stories about the honorees will be published during the Christmas/New Year holiday period.