Mandy Stepp helped get a neighborhood park in Ridgely Manor — and started a community association in the process.

Christian Estes patrols solo, on foot, several times a week in his neighborhood, Burkleigh Square, which he said has seen everything from a sexual assault to a drunken college student passed out naked in the street. He was also honored for successfully getting street lights installed in his neighborhood.

And Wendy Jacobs helped organize the planting of dozens of trees in West Towson, adding to the area’s tree canopy that she said first attracted her to live there.

They were among six Baltimore County residents who were honored by County Councilman David Marks on Dec. 19 as Fifth District Citizens of the Year.

via Citizens of the Year honored in Towson – Baltimore Sun.