With the November election a recent memory, a new group of mayoral hopefuls is lining up. But these applicants are 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.
“Kids should know that they can make a difference,” city spokeswoman Mona Gandy said. “Their ideas matter—and to see that happen and to be rewarded for it in the very special ways that are created in the Mayor for a Day program can serve to empower not only the student selected, but other kids as well.”
The winner will meet with city leaders, tour Colleyville’s facilities and sit at the table for discussions during a the City Council meeting.
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Those interested must submit an essay about how they would make Colleyville the number one city in the region.
Last year’s winner, Jack Stacy, submitted his ideas for a pizza party to honor the city’s police and firefighters. He also wanted to create a section for children on the city’s website, which is in the works.
"His essay stood out due to his care and concern for others, and for his suggestion to have a place on the Colleyville website devoted to kids and how to get them involved," said Gandy previously.
Stacy said his favorite part of the day was going up 95 feet in the air on the fire truck ladder to see the whole city.
Those interested must submit their essays to the city by Dec. 15. They can be dropped off at the Public Library, sent by mail or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The contest is open to Colleyville residents only.