‘Mayor For A Day’ Opportunity For Local High School Students

Do you know any civic-minded high school students who’d like to sit in the Mayor’s chair for a day? Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, in conjunction with Youth Ottawa have just announced a ‘Mayor For A Day’ initiative. Applicants must be residents of the City of Ottawa and enrolled in Grades 9-12 at an Ottawa high school. Those interested are invited to submit either an essay (maximum 1000 words) or a 5 minute video with a responses to the question: “What are your 3 ideas to improve the City of Ottawa?”

Entries must be received online by 7:00 PM on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. The selected applicants (2 of them) will be named “Mayor for a Day” and have the opportunity to spend time with Mayor Watson and City of Ottawa staff, learn about the Mayor’s office, and discuss their ideas. Click on the link below for all the details:


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