Greater Sudbury Mayor Marianne Matichuk thinks so, and she’s willing to give one lucky local high school student the chance to prove they have the confidence, vision and creativity necessary to lead our great city.
This winter, Matichuk is relaunching a Mayor for the Day contest. Any Grade 10 student in the city is welcome to share what it is they are most proud of about the City of Greater Sudbury and why.
What do you like about Greater Sudbury? Why is ours a thriving, healthy community and a safe place to live, work and play?
“When travelling, I often hear from people about how lucky we are to be living in such a great city,” Matichuk said. “That’s absolutely true, and it’s something we should all be proud of. I want to hear from young people, the leaders of tomorrow, about what they take pride in when they think about their home.”
Submissions should explain why every resident should all be proud of Greater Sudbury; what’s the best part of calling this city home; and how Sudbury compares favourably to other cities.
“Young people have so much to offer their community, in terms of energy and vision,” Matichuk said. “I want to hear all of your ideas.”
Entries can include a short essay (no more than 500 words), a video, a photo essay, a song, a poem or any combination of these. Entries will be judged on creativity, thoughtfulness and an understanding of local issues.
The contest closes Friday, March 7, 2014. Any student in any of the city’s four school boards is welcome to enter. All entrants should expect their submission to be made publicly available.