Do you know any kids who’d like to be in charge, even if it’s just for 24 hours? Tell them they can win $100 when they enter the League’s “Mayor for a Day” essay contest!
Though much of our centennial year has been spent looking back over our first century, the League now wants to hear what our future leaders have to say.
LMC wants to know: what would Minnesota residents age 7-12 do if they ran their city for a day? And though it might be tempting for these students to declare, “That’s easy: ice cream for every meal!,” the contest does ask them to think through real-life municipal services.
As the essay intro states: Cities do lots of things to make our lives better. They provide services such as clean water, fire, libraries, parks and recreation, police, senior services, sewers and garbage, streets and sidewalks.
If you were mayor for a day, what would you do to make these services even better than they already are for all the people in your city?
Entries must be handwritten and postmarked by November 1, 2013. Four prizes of $100 each will be awarded in two age categories and the winning entries will also be published in a future issue of Minnesota Cities magazine.
So whether it’s your neighbor, your relative, or your friend’s third cousin’s niece—if you know a child in this age range, please tell them about this contest (or simply print out and hand them this entry form!).
We can’t wait to read what the future holds for Minnesota cities!