2021 Mayor's Essay Contest

Information on the 2021 "If I were Mayor..." contest coming soon.

*2020 Essay Contest Re-Imagined* 

Sadly, we were unable to do our traditional essay contest for 2020. Instead we offered a resource that could be used to let students learn on their time and in their own space. It’s designed to keep students involved in instruction and learning, by piquing their curiosity about the government that’s closest to the people. This assignment can easily be shared with students via this link or printed out for pick up.  

The exercises will require reading and comprehension skills, creative and persuasive writing and mapping/drawing. 

We hope students find this a fun way to learn about government. 

Assignment Re-Imagine 

Create Your Own City/Town


  • For additional information on municipal government, check out these Resources, including a Municipal Study guide  
  • There may be officials willing to speak to your students via video conference, find your municipality’s website on our Cities and Towns Directory page. 
  •   For those printing out this exercise, please remember to print out this Map of Maryland showing all 157 municipalities. The map is linked within the packet for those accessing digitally.

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