City of Binghamton, New York

"If I Were Mayor, I Would..." Essay Contest

In 2018, Mayor Richard C. David invited Binghamton City School District eighth graders to participate in an essay contest hosted by the New York Conference of Mayors called "If I Were Mayor, I Would..." 

The contest, open to all eighth graders enrolled in schools in a New York State city or village, asked students to write about what they would do as mayor, why and how. 

At the close of the contest, Mayor David visited East Middle School, where more than two dozen students had submitted essays for the contest. Mayor David thanked the students for participating and delivered a message about the importance of civic engagement and making their voices heard.