Vote for Merrimack Patch's Person of the Year
Poll is open until 4 p.m. Monday.
We recently put a call out for residents to nominate a person of the year in Merrimack.
Four nominations were made and their nominators wrote the below about the candidates. Now we ask that you please vote for the person you think deserves to be named Merrimack Patch's Person of th Year. Voting will be open until 4 p.m. Monday. Select your choice in the poll below the descriptions.
Police Chief Mark Doyle
Merrimack Police Chief Mark Doyle has brought a new energy to the MPD by his leadership as well as his commitment to reach out to the citizens of our town. The neighborhood watch program is a good example of Chief Doyle's new and innovative plans for Merrimack.
I think Peter Flood should be person of the year. He demonstrates tireless efforts towards our community daily. He has been instrumental in bringing the new pavilion project (at Watson Park) to fruition. He has put in many hours as chairman of the Town Center Committee. He was a leader in the redesign of Kids Kove and is constantly overseeing it to make sure it is kept in top condition for the kids in Merrimack. Peter and his wife Jackie have been in Merrimack for decades always working to help make it the best place to live. Peter is a charter member of the Rotary Club who is always helping out on various projects and fund raisers for the club. He is very worthy of the "Person of the Year Honor."
I would like to nominate Nelson Disco. Nelson is deserving of this honor for so many reasons. He has served on the planning board for countless years. He was critical in the site plan review for the outlet mall and this year was the chair for the Master Plan Committee. He is also a member of the town event committee. His commitment to this community is unwaivering.
I’d like to nominate Candy Simeone. Candy inspires me and many others every day with her strength after losing her son, her job and her mother. She has turned her grief into something good for others through her volunteer work with Donate Life. She attends motorcycle rallies to spread the word about the importance of wearing a helmet. She started her Candy’s Cookie Smiles business originally as a show of love for our troops and our college kids away from home and it’s turned into so much more. The tragedies she has suffered have not kept her down. She relied on her faith to point the way to support others and to me that’s amazing, and certainly most deserving of Merrimack Patch’s Person of the Year.