Mayor for a day contest

May 23, 2023

EDITOR’S NOTE: Sault Business Matters has received the following media release from the office of Mayor Matthew Shoemaker.

Do you want to be the Mayor for a day?

The City of Sault Ste. Marie is accepting submissions for the 2023 Mayor for a Day contest. Students are asked to submit a letter, video or any other creative piece that answers these questions:

· Why would you like to be the Mayor for a day?

· If you were the Mayor, what would you do?

· What are the things you like most about Sault Ste. Marie?

“The Mayor for a Day contest is a great way to engage local youth in municipal government,” said Mayor Matthew Shoemaker. “One of the members of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council was previously recognized in the Mayor for a Day contest – you never know where participation in an initiative like this might lead. I’m looking forward to reviewing the submissions and meeting the winner.”

The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 2 and the winner will be announced on Tuesday, June 6. The winner will open the City Council meeting on Monday, June 19, and will also receive a pizza party for their class, a tour of the Civic Centre and a meeting with the mayor.

Entries may be emailed to [email protected] or mailed/delivered in person to the Civic Centre front reception at 99 Foster Dr. Participants may submit only one idea per entry, and the contest is open to Grade 5 and Grade 6 students.

Participants must submit a fully completed application form. It is available online at: