PETER WALDNER ILLUSTRATION of the 2018 Person of the Year, former councilwoman Chris Lewis
Every year at this time we use this space to ask Reporter readers to nominate candidates for our Person of the Year issue coming in January.
With their heartfelt nominations, our readers have always played perhaps the most important role in the selection process. Last year they helped us choose from a wide array of worthy recipients, including public officials, educators and volunteers who ensure the Island community remains a caring place.(more…)
Asked what spurred her decision not to run for four more years on the Shelter Island Town Board after serving 16 years, Christine Lewis said: “Always leave them laughing.”
It was a typical response from Ms. Lewis — witty, wise and self-deprecating.
Her service to Shelter Island is in no way typical. Her spirit, intelligence and dedication to making this a better place for everyone, young and old and all income levels, made her the conscience of the Town Board and beloved among her constituents. (more…)