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"If I Were Mayor" Contest!

The League of Kansas Municipalities invites 7th grade students to participate in the “If I Were Mayor” Contest!

Write a memo on how you would improve your community by responding to the prompt,

“If I were mayor, I would…”


Who: All Kansas students enrolled in the 7th grade during the 2019 - 2020 school year.

What: Each student may submit one memo not to exceed 250 words. Memos must be typed.

When: Deadline is November 18, 2019

Where: Upload Memos below by clicking on one of the images

How: Memos will be evaluated based on: Understanding of city services, creativity, clarity, sincerity of thought, and proper grammar.

Why: Five regional winners receive a cash prize of $125. The sixth regional winner will represent the state of Kansas and receive a $250 cash prize. Winning memos will be published in the Kansas Government Journal. Winners and their teacher are invited to Topeka for a special ceremony with local leaders and state legislators on January 22, 2020.

In an effort to encourage youth engagement, the League reserves the right to republish the memos and pictures of each student to connect Kansas youth in their work. 

 If I Were Mayor Submission Options - Instructions

If I Were Mayor Memo Template PDF Form

If I Were Mayor Memo Template Word Doc

 If I Were Mayor Memo Example

For more information, please contact Tami Martin via email or phone at 785-354-9565. 



For the Parents/Guardians of the Winners, Please Complete the following:

W-9 Form to receive the the award check

Photo Release Form to permit us to use photos of your child in social media/publications




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