We’re Looking for Our Next Junior Mayor in Gaithersburg

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We’re Looking for Our Next Junior Mayor in Gaithersburg


Fourth graders in Gaithersburg are encouraged to write essays telling us what they would do if they were mayor. The theme, to be explored in 275 words or less, is “Preserving the Past to Power the Future.” Students are asked to think about the traditions, beliefs, and events they believe have helped make Gaithersburg what it is today and which they would keep and honor and which they would try to change. Finalists will be invited to a panel interview, with the winner being selected as Gaithersburg’s next Junior Mayor. Click here for entry details. The submission deadline is March 1.

This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.


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Roy Kelley, Retired, Former Associate Broker, RE/MAX Realty Group

Gaithersburg, Maryland  

Comments (19)

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

What a great way to get an early start for these 4th graders to understand the world of politics!

Jan 26, 2023 04:01 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Roy. Wouldn't you like to be a judge and read all of the essays? Enjoy your day.

Jan 26, 2023 04:15 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I love this idea and educating youth with first-hand experience is a great way to open up their mind to the possibilities of the world.

Jan 26, 2023 04:36 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

What a fantastic way to get young people involved in their community. I love it!

Jan 26, 2023 04:46 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What a great idea, Roy. This is the kind of event I'd love to judge. Kids do say the darndest things!

Jan 26, 2023 04:54 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

What a wonderful program for the youth in your area. Good luck to all the candidates. Bill 

Jan 26, 2023 05:41 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Toy,

This is a wonderful opportunity for fourth graders to invest their time and writing skills! I'm like Nina Hollander, Broker ..I would love to be a judge...sometimes children (especially that age) can offer such insight in such a humorous way!

Jan 26, 2023 06:02 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, looks like a great idea grooming young people to enjoy government.

Jan 26, 2023 06:53 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

What a great idea as those young people will be before you know it the ones living and working in the community. Good to get their input now.

Jan 26, 2023 07:54 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Roy and that is interesting to have 4th grader be into this contest.  Wonder what they have to say!


Jan 26, 2023 08:55 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

This sounds like a great opportunity to get youth in your community interested in leadership, Roy.

Jan 26, 2023 01:47 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments. Your feedback is always welcome.

Jan 30, 2023 06:10 AM