applications are now being accepted for the junior mayor contest!

In 2023, we introduced the Junior Mayor contest, empowering students from grades 6th through 12th grade to participate in local government. This title allows them to understand the responsibilities of an elected leader and gain insight into what it takes to run a town’s day-to-day administration, a Junior Mayor also has the unique opportunity to focus on a cause or program that benefits the community.

At our 2023 Edmonston Day Parade and Festival we selected our first-ever Junior Mayor, Elizabeth M. In Elizabeth’s essay, she shares how she is family-oriented and considerate of the feelings of others while maintaining a logical perspective in problem-solving situations. Elizabeth also shared the following “As the Junior Mayor, I want to work for the community and improve Edmonston to become a safe, and greener town.

Contest Rules:

  • Must be a Resident of Edmonston.
  • Open to students in the 6th to 12th grade.


The applicant must answer these questions:

  1. Describe yourself in 5 sentences. Do you have any special gifts or talents?
  2. What would you like to see improve in our town that would benefit the community? (i.e., community resources, community events, and/or programs)
  3. How would you encourage different cultures to work together? What creative ideas would you have to accomplish this?
  4. Describe a time when you were struggling in class or a subject in school, what steps did you take to improve?

Be sure to follow school guidelines on the proper use of grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

If written by hand, make certain your writing is neat and can be clearly read.

Entries are due MAY 1, 2024. Members from Edmonston’s Green Team and

The Events Committee will review the essays and the winning contestant will be notified via email and phone.

The winning contestant will win a prize, hold the title of Junior Mayor for a year, join the Mayor and Town Council at the 100-year Edmonston Day Celebration 2024. They will also be invited to attend regular Town council meetings. This is a great way to get involved with local government, build connections, and serves as an opportunity to add this to your volunteer experience and college applications.

Email your response to or drop off at Town Hall, 5005 52nd Avenue, Edmonston, MD 20781.

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