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I nominated Marty Frank for the Freeman's 2007 Citizen of the Year. It was unbelievable to me how many good things for the community he was involved with while still alive. He didn't toot his own horn so I didn't really find out about him until after he was gone. No one told me I couldn't nominate a dead person. And besides, I once voted for a deceased judge in Waukesha County!
Just in case the Freeman wanted to present their award to a living person, I also nominated Carol Lombardi, who I've always loved. She was an involved citizen while mayor and I know is still quite involved today.
Just in case Jay Walt doesn't want to toot his own horn, I'd like to mention that my fellow WaukeshaNOW blogger has been proclaimed The Freeman's 2007 Citizen of the Year. I had no idea Jay had created the popular and well-produced Celebration of Excellence fundraiser for the Waukesha Education Foundation just three or so years ago. It's so well done that it seems like it's been around for 20 years and I can easily picture it being around another 20. With all the budget cuts the state is forcing on the school district, it's a HUGE benefit to have a fundraiser like that to help with programs and equipment.
After reading the Freeman story, I'm very glad Jay was chosen. He's involved in a lot more than I can mention, including the creation of a fund for the Waukesha County Community Foundation, and if I could link to the article I would. My suggestion would be to pick up a copy of Saturday's Freeman.