If I Were Mayor... Essay Contest

2022 Essay Contest

The winner for the 2022 contest has been identified as Ava Fruehling! Ava's essay had a central theme of food security in the community. The City of Burlington is hosting a food drive for local pantries from 01/09 through 02/06. Items can be brought to the 1st Floor at City Hall. Ava's essay has been submitted to the Iowa League of Cities to represent Burlington in the statewide competition. Congratulations, Ava!

Read Ava's Essay

Former Essay Winners:

2021 Essay Winner - Dresden Fishback, Edward Stone Middle School
2020 Essay Winner - Elise Henry, Notre Dame School
2019 Essay Winner - Will Woodard, Notre Dame School
2018 Essay Winner - Jenna Knudson, Notre Dame School
2017 Essay Winner - Gabriella Deery, Notre Dame School **Statewide Iowa Winner**
2016 Essay Winner - Maddy Drew, Notre Dame School
2016 Essay Winner - Brock Dengler, Aldo Leopold
2015 Essay Winner - Catherine Walsh, Notre Dame School