For the first time, we asked readers to answer our annual Readers' Choice poll with their neighborhoods in minds.
Of the many questions we pose every year (What's your favorite restaurant, bar, takeout, etc.), "Who is your neighborhood hero," was a new addition to the mix.
Here are the results in that category.
Sorry, neighborhoods yielding an insufficient number of votes not included in the results. Want to see your 'hood represented better in our magazine? Vote in our current Best Restaurants poll.
Executive director, Ballard Boys and Girls Club
Betty Jean Williamson
Interim director, Rockit Space
CAPITOL HILL/FIRST HILL
Publisher, Capitol Hill Seattle Blog
Manager, IDEA Space
Central District News
Owner, Tutta Bella Pizzeria
Mary Lou Dickerson
Democratic representative for 36th District (soon to retire), Washington state House of Representatives
Owner, Mondello Ristorante Italiano
Maple Leaf Community Council member, manager at Ace Hardware
Executive director, The Alliance for Pioneer Square
Owner, Video Isle
SOUTH LAKE UNION
Cafe Racer Espresso
Editor, West Seattle Blog