What would our cities look like if kids were in charge?On a bright yellow background, three students are smiling with backpacks and tablets. In conversation bubbles, the kids say "If I were mayor ...," "When kids talk, cities listen," and "I have some great ideas to share!"

The 2021 Mayor for a Day Essay Contest is now closed. Thank you to all participating students!

Winners only will be notified in early January. Some cities may provide additional local recognition for participants.

What does a mayor do anyway?