The Suffolk Times 2021 People of the Year

A tradition dating back more than three decades continued this year with The Suffolk Times’ annual People of the Year awards to honor those who have made a difference in our community.

Here is a complete list of the winners for 2021:

Person of the Year: Gabby Stroup

Public Servant of the Year: Charles Sanders

Educator of the Year: Melanie Douglass

Businessperson of the Year: Paul Romanelli

Community Leader of the Year: Rev. Natalie Wimberly

Sportsperson of the Year: Dylan Newman

northforker Person of the Year: Stacey Soloviev