Since 2009, CML has offered the annual “If I Were Mayor…” essay contest, open to all 7th and 8th grade students across the state. Winners receive a certificate of achievement, a savings bond, and are invited to attend the CML annual conference. This program is made possible in part by the sponsorship of COLOTRUST. Details of the 2014 contest should be available soon.
Promoting the contest: In 2012, Ophir Mayor Todd Rutledge, Mountain Village Mayor Jeffrey Kiddie, and Telluride Mayor Stu Fraser participated on a mayoral panel for 70
eighth-graders from Telluride High School. They discussed community action and citizen participation and involvement and encouraged students to enter the "If I Were Mayor ..." Essay Contest. Watch a video of the presentation.