Wednesday, April 16, 2014

City of Milton announces “Mayor/Council Member for a Day” program

Mayor Brett Frazier and the City of Milton Common Council, in an effort to engage the youth of our community in our governance, are pleased to announce a new youth program entitled the City of Milton’s “Mayor and Council Member for a Day."  The program is designed to be a hands-on experience for young children in grades K-6 that exposes them to government service and provides an opportunity for them to express their ideas, views, and opinions on the current operations and future of our community. The program specifics are as follows:

CONTESTANTS: Anyone in grades K-6 is eligible to participate. Contestants are asked to submit in writing and in their own words, their responses to the following two essay questions:
  1. What do you like about living in the City of Milton?
  2. What would you do to make Milton better?
The essay responses are due to City Hall by Friday, May 9, 2014 at 4 p.m. Responses should be limited to no more than 2 pages in length.

Essays will be reviewed by the Mayor and the City’s management team, and winners from the program’s contestants will be announced on Friday, May 9, 2014. One lucky winner will get to serve with Mayor Frazier for a day and participate in City of Milton management team meetings, sit in on budget development discussions, and get hands on experiences in tours of all five of the City’s service providing departments, which include the City’s Public Works Department, Public Library, City Hall, the Police Department, and the jointly owned City and Town of Milton Fire Department on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

The day will conclude with the other six winners of the contest, who will serve with our Council members in shadowing our elected officials at their regularly scheduled May 20, 2014 Council meeting, followed by a pizza party for all the winners. For more information about the program, please contact City Administrator Jerry Schuetz at 608-868-6900 or