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Posted on: March 9, 2017

Students Have a Chance to be Rockville’s Mayor for a Day in May

Mayor Newton to Visit Rockville Fourth Graders

Rockville, Maryland, March 9 – Fourth-graders attending schools in Rockville will once again have a chance at serving as the city’s Mayor for a Day this spring by taking part in the statewide “If I Were Mayor” essay contest. 

The theme of this year’s contest, organized by the Maryland Municipal League (MML) and the Maryland Mayors’ Association (MMA), is “Inclusion.” Students are asked to write an essay, no longer than 275 words, that would describe how, if they were mayor, they would design a community center that anyone in their town could use, and would make sure no one was left out of the process.

Winners, their parents, and their teachers will be recognized during an awards ceremony in Annapolis. Essays must be received by Friday, March 31. 

Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton welcomes the opportunity to speak with students about the essay contest, municipal government and what it is like to be mayor of Rockville. Teachers or school administrators may email cityclerk@rockvillemd.gov to arrange for the mayor to visit their school, though a mayoral visit is not required for contest participation.

In addition to the winners chosen by MML and MMA, the mayor will select a student attending school in Rockville to serve as the city’s Mayor for a Day in May.

Learn more by visiting www.mdmunicipal.org and selecting “Mayor’s Essay Contest” under “Programs and Services,” or call the City Clerk’s Office at 240-314-8280.

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Marylou Berg
Director of Communication

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