THE problem with a Power 30 list? There's only room for 30 names.
The fact is there are hundreds of people who wield their influence to ensure the Clarence Valley keeps on ticking along.
Our readers have listed some of the notable names who missed it who they think deserved a mention:
Ken McIntyre: "Alan Watkins has been the clerk of the Grafton Racecourse for many years. Works tirelessly with Grafton Pony Club and is on the Hawthorne Park committee. Worthwhile looking into his dossier and he does all this very humbly. He is an octogenarian who shows no sign of slowing down."
Glen McClymont: "Desan Padayachee should be one through 30."
Adam Crawley: "Liam Bland. Nothing goes on in this town without Liam being part of it."
But at the end of the day, it was Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis who ranked number one, with his heavy involvement in a number of major infrastructure projects currently employing thousands of people in the Clarence Valley.
He used a sporting metaphor to describe his reaction to popping up on top of the list.
"I feel like there's been a length of field try and I'm the last man standing, I've got the ball and I've just scored a try," he said.
"While I have received the honour, I am only one part of a team effort. I really have to thank the NSW Government for the fact that they delivered to my electorate and that they're bringing a lot of infrastructure projects that we've waited on for many years."
The People's Choice poll closes soon!
Have your say on who is the most influential person in the Clarence Valley below:
Who are the most influential people in the Clarence Valley?
This poll ended on 12 December 2017.
Dr Allan Tyson
Bob & Judith Little
Cate McQuillen & Hewey Eustace
Dr Sam Martin
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.