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Posted on: January 20, 2017

New York State Conference of Mayor’s 8th Grade Essay Contest


For Immediate Release: January 20, 2017

City of Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh, NY 12901


New York State Conference of Mayor’s 8th Grade Essay Contest 

Plattsburgh, N.Y.—  The New York State Conference of Mayors (NYCOM) is inviting all eighth grade students currently enrolled in a school located in a city or village in New York State to participate in a statewide essay contest addressing the topic, “If I Were Mayor, I Would . . .”

Three winning essays will be selected. The first place winner will receive $150, second place $75 and third place $50. The first place winner along with their parents, teacher and mayor will be invited to the NYCOM Annual Meeting in May in Saratoga Springs and be recognized at the annual luncheon. In addition, the winners will be featured on the NYCOM website and in the Municipal Bulletin magazine.

NYCOM will also be sending a “Certificate of Participation” to each student who submits an essay to recognize the student’s effort.

“I recently invited residents to participate in our various boards and committees.  Here is a way we can also hear the best ideas of our 8th graders as well,” said Mayor Read of the City of Plattsburgh.

The contest deadline is March 8, 2017. For questions regarding this contest, please contact Jennifer Purcell at (518) 463-1185 or via email at

You may also visit for more information about the contest.


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