Mayor for a Day challenge accepting applications

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 is a vibrant, caring community that values the contributions of its youth,” says Mayor Peter Brown. “This program gives young citizens, who offer a unique perspective, an opportunity to lead and engage in the governing process and the future of their community.”

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 April 2019 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:
• The originality of the idea
• The marketability and cost of the idea
• The ability of the City of Airdrie to implement the idea
• The overall benefit of the idea to Airdrie citizens

Applications can be done online and will be accepted until Feb. 15, 2018.


Media contact:
Pauline Clark
Social Planning, City of Airdrie
403.948.8800 ext. 8743



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