Raise your hand if you've ever uttered the words, "If I were mayor, I would..."
If you're in fourth grade, keep your hand up.
Fourth graders have until Friday to hit the deadline for the Maryland Municipal League's "If I Were Mayor, I Would..." essay contest. This year's entrants are asked to include a special focus on reaching out to all community members.
It's a statewide contest, but winning contestants get local recognition.
Last year, several of the district winners visited at the start of a council meeting to read parts of their essays. Litter, transportation and unity were hot topics of discussion that had current Mayor concerned for his job: "Thank goodness for age restrictions," .
Check out the photo gallery of last year's winners, and visit the Maryland Municipal League's website for more info.