Readers' Choice: Best Oakton Resident

Who do you think is the best resident in Oakton?

Update: You nominated the best residents in Oakton, and now, two have moved on to the voting round of Patch's Readers' Choice 2012. 

Here's your chance to cast a vote for either Linda Byrne or Carol Cross to help crown a winner. 

Voting opens July 23 and continues through 11:59 p.m. Aug. 17. Only one vote per user. Tell your friends and family to log on to pick their favorite, too!



Oakton boasts many active residents who contribute to the community on a regular basis. 

We want to hear about the best of your neighbors. Whether it's offering the proverbial cup of sugar or bringing fellow residents' concerns to county officials or representing the underrepresented in the community, this resident should stand out. 

We'll keep accepting nominations through July 9. After that, nominations will be closed and we'll start the voting, so make sure to get in your favorites now.

All you need to do to nominate a neighbor is add his or her name in the comments below. If you already see the resident you want to nominate, make sure to add your comment about why s/he should be included. We may not be able to add all nominations to our poll, so make sure your favorite makes the cut.

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Trish Strat August 15, 2012 at 12:22 PM
Our community is fortunate to have both of you!.
Ellen Cantor August 16, 2012 at 10:13 AM
There are many who are qualified ... but my vote goes to Linda Byrne!
Janice E. Abney August 16, 2012 at 01:12 PM
I have known Linda Byrne since our early 20's. She has always been kind, generous, caring and giving. Linda donates her time to family, friends, neighbours, and in the last fifty years that I have known her has never asked for anything. What a loving person and your community is lucky to have her. Janice Abney
Dominique Hoffman August 17, 2012 at 12:34 PM
I nominated Linda byrne because she is one in a TRILLION. She does so much for the community, her friends and neighbors. She is the one to call when you are going thru a crisis, she is the on you talk to when you need advice. Linda has raised 2 beautiful and successful children. Her daughter is a gifted artist that I hope to hire some day to illustrate my book. Linda also takes care of her aging mother who is a delightful lady. Linda is an inspiring role model and I feel so fortunate to have her in my life.
Tania August 17, 2012 at 04:24 PM
I voted for Linda Byrne because she does not know how to give up on people and in her core is that authentic flame that gently yet firmly emits that people are inherently good and have much to give to their community. I have experienced this with a mere handful of people in my life. To give all of herself and ask for nothing in return is the quintessential Linda Byrne - a community leader whose value is priceless and whose talent is boundless. I am a fortunate friend to have such an astute, diplomatic and graceful friend, colleague and community leader as one of my inner circle of friends. Best regards to all, especially to Carol Cross on her community endeavors. Tania Hossain


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