At the end of a year in which he and earned an , Ken Wachtel garnered more than one-third of the more than 900 votes cast over the past week in our .
Enjoy the year of Ken Wachtel in pictures, and check back in early 2012 for a profile on a politician for his dedication to Mill Valley while also managing to keep his colleagues in stitches.
Wachtel won a close battle with a finalist that wasn't exactly a person but drew tremendous support for its impact on Mill Valley in 2011: the . The wave of grads who have decided to put down roots in their hometown infused Mill Valley's business landscape with youthful energy in 2011, and we'll take a look at some of them in the coming weeks.
Each of the finalists for Person of the Year is worthy of feature story unto themselves. From Choral Director Jessica Nicholson and to the , the 94941 was home to an array of people who put their stamp on 2011. We'll take a deeper look at each of them in the coming weeks.