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Town of New Glasgow offering Mayor for a Day contest

The Town of New Glasgow is offering a chance for students to shadow Mayor Nancy Dicks for a day.
The Town of New Glasgow is offering a chance for students to shadow Mayor Nancy Dicks for a day. - Contributed


If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be mayor, you might just get the chance.

The Town of New Glasgow Mayor Nancy Dicks and staff of the Community Economic Development department are hosting a contest for residents of the town who are in grades 10 through 12.

“It was brought to our attention by a member of the community and our Community Economic Development Advisory Committee. They thought it would be a great contest for New Glasgow,” says Director of CED Geralyn MacDonald.

To apply, residents are asked to share their top three ideas for making New Glasgow a better place to live and work for youth/young adults. Submissions can include an essay or video explaining your ideas, any barriers that may arise and how you foresee overcoming those barriers, either financially or practically.

The winner will have the chance to shadow the mayor for one day where she and council will hear the winners ideas and thoughts.

“When this project crossed my desk I was 100 per cent on board without question,” Dicks said. “Our CED Committee and our Youth Leaders Action Committee are vital committees that give great feedback, help out with events and community engagement and this takes it one step further.” The community and economic development committee will choose the contest winner with the help of staff and council.”

For more information contact Janine Linthorne at 902-752-4800 or visit for full details, guidelines and an application form.

The Guidelines

• Must live in New Glasgow

• Be a high school student in Grade 10, 11 or 12

• Fill out an application form

• Submit a two-minute video or 1,000 word essay by Sept. 14

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