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 Colorado Municipal League holds essay contest for seventh-graders


DENVER – The Colorado Municipal League (CML) has launched the third annual “If I Were Mayor…” essay contest, sponsored by ColoTrust.

This year’s honorary contest chair is Colorado Secretary of State Bernie Buescher.

“Although 2008 was a banner year for engaging young voters, only half of Colorado’s 18- to 24-year-olds actually cast a ballot,” Buescher said. “We can do better. Keeping young people involved and engaged in civics through efforts such as CML’s contest will help familiarize and prepare these future voters to actively participate in their government.” 

The contest is open to all Colorado seventh-graders, including home-schooled students. This year’s topic is, “If you were Mayor, how would you explain the importance of municipal government to kids in your community?”

Winners will be recognized at the 2010 CML Annual Conference, June 22-25 in Breckenridge.

Entry forms can be found at CML’s website at by clicking on the “New Content” link or by calling CML at (303) 831-6411. Entries are due to CML by Tuesday, April 13.

CML is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization established in 1923. It represents the interests of 265 Colorado cities and towns. For more information on CML, please visit

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