Submissions Now Accepted : Mayor For a Day Contest

City Hall

Do you want to be the Mayor for a day?

The City of Sault Ste. Marie is accepting submissions for the 2024 Mayor for a Day contest. Students are asked to submit a letter, video or any other creative piece that answers these questions:

  • Why would you like to be the Mayor for a day?
  • If you were the Mayor, what would you do?
  • What are the things you like most about Sault Ste. Marie?

“I’m always looking for opportunities to engage local youth in municipal government,” said Mayor Matthew Shoemaker. “Introducing young community members to municipal government helps them understand the structure and function of government, in turn developing a sense of civic duty and responsibility that will hopefully encourage them to be informed and active participants in our community as they grow.”

The deadline for submissions is June 19 and the winner will be announced (through the news media and the Mayor’s social media platforms) on June 20.

The winner will open the City Council meeting on June 24, and will also receive a pizza party for their class, a tour of the Civic Centre and a meeting with the Mayor.

Entries may be emailed to [email protected] or mailed/delivered in person to the Civic Centre front reception at 99 Foster Drive. Participants may submit only one idea per entry, and the contest is open to Grade 5 and Grade 6 students.

Participants must submit a fully completed application form. It is available online at:

One thought on “Submissions Now Accepted : Mayor For a Day Contest

  1. Whoever they choose hire them full time and send the current senseless part time mayor packing. He is destroying the city by blowing the wad on his downtown fantasy that he won’t let die, unfortunately it died a long time ago. He has done more than his share of damage already.
    Anyone could come up with a better plan to fix the horrific roads, the infrastructure and get a handle on the out of control crime and drug and homeless problems that make people afraid to go near the downtown area even in the daytime.

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