What would Steven Byvelds do? Be the mayor of South Dundas for a day!

Young people: Take those chains of office from the shoulders of South Dundas Mayor Steven Byvelds for a day by winning the "Mayor for a Day" contest. The municipality's Youth Engagement Intern Kaileigh Helmer appears with the inset photo of the mayor.

Contest open to young people ages 15-29

SOUTH DUNDAS — Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a mayor? Do you want to make a positive impact in the community?

South Dundas is looking for a member of the community between the ages of 15-29 to take on the mayor’s role for a day with the hopes of engaging young people in municipal matters.

“Through the recently completed Youth Engagement Survey, we have seen that many youths between the ages of 15-29 are curious about the role of Council,” said Rob Hunter, Economic Development Officer. “This is a great opportunity to step into that role and learn what our Mayor does on a daily basis.”

The lucky winner will have the opportunity to meet with Mayor Steven Byvelds and other members of Council, take part in the mayor’s day-to-day municipal life and try on the Chain of Office. The winner will also take home
a $100 prize from local businesses.

“Youth are the future of South Dundas,” said Mayor Steven Byvelds. “Their ideas and thoughts are very valuable and important. I’m looking forward to meeting with the winner and teaching them the role of a mayor.”

South Dundas residents between the ages of 15-29 interested in applying for the “Mayor for a Day” contest can email Youth Engagement Intern Kaileigh Helmer at khelmer@southdundas.com with their name, contact information and a short summary (100-200 words) providing two ideas that would help improve South Dundas for youth in the community. The final day to submit entries is July 26, 2019.

“We know that youth in our community have original ideas, and we are excited and eager to hear them!” exclaimed Hunter.

The “Mayor for a Day” contest is part of the larger Youth Engagement Initiative the Municipality of South Dundas is undertaking for Summer 2019.

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