With the Nov. 3 general election coming up, a new group of mayoral hopefuls are expected to line up in Colleyville.
But these applicants will be in second through seventh grade.
The city of Colleyville is looking for Mayor for a Day applicants. The annual contest allows children to sit in the mayor’s chair for a day.
This year’s contest, which is in its 11th year, opens Nov. 2. All entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Dec. 7. Announcement of the winner will be made later that week.
The contest is open to Colleyville residents only, in grades 2-7. To enter, all contestants must submit a one-to-two page essay addressing three ideas he or she would implement to make Colleyville an even better place to live.
For the Mayor for a Day essay contest winner, a day as the city’s “mayor” is the beginning of an unforgettable year. The student will serve as honorary mayor in January, touring city facilities and co-presiding with Mayor David Kelly at a City Council meeting. Additional activities will be scheduled throughout the year, according to the student’s schedule and availability.
If you were mayor, if only for a day, what three ideas would you implement to make Colleyville an even better place to live?
How to participate
Contestants must submit a one- to two-page essay addressing three ideas he or she would implement to make Colleyville an even better place to live.
Write your essay in any form or style that is comfortable for you and that you feel best expresses your opinions.
The essay must be at least one page in length and no more than two pages. Pages should be single spaced, using a 12 point font or smaller. Grades 2-5 may submit handwritten essays on ruled paper.
Entries must have name, age, grade, address and phone number attached.
The contest opens Nov. 2 and entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. Dec. 7. The contest is only open to Colleyville residents.
Essays may be dropped off at the Colleyville Public Library or Colleyville City Hall (city manager's Office, third floor) or sent by mail or email to 100 Main Street, Colleyville, Texas 76034, or by email to Colleyville@Colleyville.com.
The staff contact is Adrienne Lothery at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-503-1112.
Marty Sabota, 817-390-7367