Do you have what it takes to be Mayor for the Day?

Interested students in grades 5-7 can win the opportunity to be the Mayor of Whitchurch-Stouffville for the day.

Applicants must submit either an essay (max. 750 words) or a 3-minute YouTube video with their response to one of the following two questions: Why do you want to be the Mayor for the Day? or What are two ideas (programs or policies) you have to improve our town?

Applicants must clearly explain their ideas, why they feel their ideas will benefit the town, and how their ideas would be implemented. Entries will be evaluated based on: Creativity; Feasibility of ideas; and Benefit to Town of WS.

Applicants must be residents of the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville and enrolled in Grades 5-7 at a school within the town. Applicants must submit their one entry by email to [email protected] by 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16,

Applications will be reviewed by the Mayor’s Office for completeness. Final judging will be conducted by members of the Mayor for the Day Committee and Mayor Iain Lovatt.

One applicant will be selected as Mayor for the Day. The winner will not have the legal authority or office of Mayor but will have the opportunity to spend time with the Mayor and Town of WS.

Prizing includes: School pick-up in a firetruck; Certificate from Mayor Lovatt recognizing you as the Mayor for the Day; An afternoon (Wednesday, April 6) at Town Hall featuring a behind-the-scenes tour of various Town facilities; Dinner in the Mayor’s Office; and Opportunity to open up the 7 PM Council Meeting in Mayor’s seat. Prize is subject to change pending the COVID restrictions at the time.

For more information, email Brandi Pickering [email protected], Executive Assistant to Mayor Lovatt. All applicants must speak with a parent/guardian to obtain their permission to participate. No purchase necessary. All submitted entries become the sole property of the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville and may be used without remuneration or liability.


Photo: Lily Jones (Gr. 6) of Barbara Reid PS, 2020 Mayor for the Day contest winner, poses for a photo with Mayor Iain Lovatt and council.


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