Mayor for a Day

If you are in Grade 9 – 12, this is your chance to shine and make a positive impact on your town! Become the Mayor for a Day for the Town of Erin, an extraordinary opportunity to gain invaluable insights into the workings of our local government.

Are you a high school student in Grades 9 -12 at the Town of Erin? Do you have innovative ideas that can make a real difference in our community? Enter the "Mayor for a Day" contest. 

To join the contest, all you need to do is answer one of the following two questions:

  • Why do you want to be the Mayor for the Day?

Share your passion for public service and community leadership. Tell us about the changes you'd like to see in Erin and how you believe being the Mayor for a day can help you make a difference. 

  • What are two ideas (programs or policies) you have to improve our town?

Put on your thinking cap and come up with two innovative ideas that could enhance the quality of life in Erin. Clearly explain your proposals, their feasibility, and how they would positively benefit our town. Don't forget to outline your plan for implementing these ideas.

To be eligible for the contest, you must be currently enrolled in Grades 9 -12 at a school within the town.

Choose your preferred format for entry: either a well-crafted essay (maximum 750 words) or a creative 3-minute YouTube video. Showcase your communication skills and let your personality shine through. Be sure to address all the evaluation criteria – creativity, feasibility of ideas, and benefit to the Town of Erin – to increase your chances of winning.

Your submission must include:

  • your full name
  • grade you are studying in
  • a parent or guardian's email address

Please submit your application here

Date: October 31, 2023

Time: 7 p.m.

Late submissions will not be accepted, so make sure to mark your calendar!

All entries will be carefully reviewed and evaluated by a panel of judges from the Town of Erin. The judging process will be fair and impartial, and winners will be selected based on the strength of their ideas and how well they address the evaluation criteria.

The winner of the "Mayor for a Day" contest will get an exclusive opportunity to shadow the Mayor at a Council meeting. This unique experience will allow you to witness firsthand the decision-making process and gain insights into how our local government operates.