It's time for Inquirer readers to submit their nominations to receive the Editorial Board's ninth annual Citizen of the Year award.
This award isn't about celebrity or power. It honors actions exemplifying citizenship in its broadest sense by people who have helped their neighborhood, city, region, or nation in effective, creative ways, while demonstrating integrity and perseverance.
The 2011 winner was Sister Mary Scullion, who for more that two decades has been in the forefront of an uphill battle to improve the lot of the destitute men, women, and children who wander and sleep on the streets of Philadelphia.
Our first award was made in 2004 to former New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean Sr. for his steady leadership of the 9/11 Commission.