Based on your many postings to the A.Y. Blog, here are your picks for best and worst in Arlington, and around the region, in 2010:
Worst County Board Member - Chris Zimmerman. He's a total mess and everything he touches turns into an expensive mess.
Runner Up - Jay Fisette. Jay never misses an opportunity to waste scarce dollars on more of his favorite entertainment and recreation projects.
Best County Board Member - Mary Hynes. Keeping your mouth shut and going along with the program has its rewards.
Worst Local Journalism - The Washington Post, for finally coming out and stating what the Post has always been for - resegregation through gentrification - during the Fenty-Gray campaign.
Runner Up - Scott "Conflict of Interest" McCaffrey, Editor of the Arlington Sun Gazette, for never missing an opportunity to boost his fellow Chamber of Commerce Board Members and Realtors.
Best Local Journalism - Tie - Fairfax Times and Alexandria Times - for at least trying to be unbiased.
Worst Legislator - Senator Jim Webb. Why does he still call himself a Democrat?
Worst State Senator - Senator Mary Margaret Whipple. Given her tenure she should have produced much more for Arlington County.
Worst Delegate - Tie - David Englin, Adam Ebbin and Bob Brink. Hey guys you're supposed to serve everyone's interests, not the interests of the special interests.
Best Legislator - Patrick Hope, who is at least dimly aware that he was elected to serve the interests of all his constituents.
Worst Candidate for Public Office- Tie - Chris Zimmerman and Sally Board, who ran on platforms of more-of-the-same failures.
Best Candidate for Public office - Miriam Gennari - for daring to state in a County governed by "community leaders" who worship the status quo and mediocrity: "We can do better for our kids".
Worst County Board Enabler - Mike "Nardozimmy" Nardolilli for selling out his East Falls Church community to Chris Zimmerman's megalomaniac redevelopment schemes.
Best Community Activist - Jim Hurysz - for trying to preserve something resembling a quality of life in Arlington for everyone over the next several decades.
Best Community Organization - Worst Community Organization - No award. They are all seen at budget hearings but not heard from otherwise, except when throwing galas and supporting more of the same.
Worst Community Leader - Arlington Civic Federation President Mike Kerley, for hosting meeting after meeting of "all talk - no action" during 2010.
Best Community Leader - Maureen Ross, President of the Cherrydale Civic Association for telling the County Board to stop delaying long-overdue infrastructure improvements in Cherrydale.