Mayor for a Day challenge accepting applications

January 16, 2017

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – The City of Airdrie and the Airdrie Board of Youth Affairs are looking to Airdrie youth to help us improve our city. Students in grades 5 to 12 are encouraged to submit a new idea or change for an existing program or policy as part of the Mayor for a Day challenge.

“Airdrie youth offer a unique perspective on our city,” said Mayor Peter Brown. “This program is a great opportunity to draw on the creativity, innovation and ideas that Airdrie’s youth has to offer.”

Two winners will be selected as part of the contest, one in middle school and one in high school. Each will receive an iPad mini and be declared Mayor for a Day.

Applications will be shortlisted by a panel that consists of members of the Airdrie Board of Youth Affairs and City of Airdrie staff. The final decision on winners will be made by members from the Airdrie Board of Youth Affairs and Council.

Final judging will occur in late March 2017 and will allow the top four applicants (two in middle school and two in high school) to personally present their ideas to the judging panel. Applicants should be prepared to spend five to 10 minutes presenting their idea with a brief Q & A from the judging panel.

The Judging panel will rate the entries on a scale of one through 10 in the following criteria:

a. The originality of the idea

b. The marketability and cost of the idea

c. The ability of the City of Airdrie to implement the idea

d. The overall benefit of the idea to Airdrie citizens

For more information or to apply online visit airdrie.ca. Applications will be accepted until February 17, 2017.

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Pauline Clark
Social Planning Unit, City of Airdrie
403.948.8800 ext. 8743

 

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