If I Were Mayor Essay Contest

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Essay Contest

Each spring the North Dakota League of Cities sponsors a statewide "If I Were Mayor" essay contest for third and seventh grade students. The “If I Were Mayor” contest encourages young people to think about public service and future community leadership.

The contest is open to any third and seventh grade student living in North Dakota. For specifics about the rules and process for submitting essays, click here or contact Carissa at 701-223-3518 or carissa@ndlc.org.

The essay winners are announced during City Government Week which is held in April each year. The essay winners receive a $150 prize from the League and the winning essays are published in the League’s magazine, CITYScan.

2021 If I Were Mayor Essay Contest Winners

7th Grade - Lillian Dybing, Ben Franklin Middle School, Fargo

Dybing 1

3rd Grade - Lily VanDyke, Hazen Elementary School

VanDyke use this one

The North Dakota League of Cities provides services and gives voice to the collective concerns of the state’s 357 cities. The Leagues vision strategy, “Service, advocacy, leadership education and support,” expresses the many programs and services offered by the League and is the vehicle through which we strive to help North Dakota's communities become Strong. Dynamic. Cities.