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CML hosts an annual “If I Were Mayor…” essay contest, open to all 7th and 8th grade students across the state. Winners will 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.
Thanks to all who participated in the 2013 "If I Were Mayor ... " essay contest! Volunteers are reading the essays and will be contacting the winners soon.
Winners of contest from Golden, Durango, Louisville, Commerce City - May 28, 2013 press release. Read the winning essays!
Promoting the contest
To provide students with background information to write their essays for CML's "If I Were Mayor" essay contest, 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. Watch a video of the presentation.
CML announces essay contest winners - May 29, 2012
In 2010, CML received more than 400 essays from students statewide, many of whom have shared with us that before writing their essays, they had never stopped to consider the importance of municipal government.