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Posted on: November 1, 2021

'Mayor for a Day' Essay Contest

Mayor for a Day Essay Contest Calling all Minnesota students in grades fourth, fifth, and sixth – we’d love to hear what Elk River would be like if you were Mayor for the day! Cities provide a variety of services and programs that make our lives better, including police, fire, street maintenance, parks and recreation services, libraries, utilities, and so much more!

The League of Minnesota Cities’ annual Mayor for a Day essay contest asks young people to explain how they’d enhance and improve these vital city services. Handwritten essays will be accepted through Monday, December 6. For full contest rules and to download an entry form, visit:

Three winners will be selected to receive $100, and have their essays published in an upcoming edition of Minnesota Cities magazine. Each year, hundreds of students from around Minnesota submit essays, and in recent years several Elk River students have been recognized with winning and/or honorable mention essays. 

Pictured: VandenBerge Middle School students Gabriella Tobin and Elena Rangel, who submitted winning essays in the 2019 contest, recognized by Mayor Dietz in February 2020

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