Thursday, September 4, 2014

Be Mayor for a Day—The Race is On!

The start of a new school year means that the minds of elementary school students are filled with thoughts of bus stops, math classes, tag at recess, and—ways to make their communities better places to live.

This fall, fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-graders who live in Minnesota are invited to submit their best ideas about how they would improve parks and recreation, fire, or police services in their cities for the League's second annual "Mayor for a Day" essay contest.

Three winners will be chosen from among submitted essays. Each winning student will receive a check for $100, and have her/his essay published in a future issue of Minnesota Cities magazine. Last year, winners were chosen from the cities of Buffalo Lake, Hastings, Jordan, and Woodbury. Some winners were even featured in their local newspapers.

Essay entry forms can be found on the League's website, and completed essays must be mailed to the League by no later than October 15.

So tag, you're it! Don't miss this opportunity to share your creative ideas, and to tell us what you would do if you were mayor for a day.

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