Mayor Nenshi welcomes Mayor for a Day contest winner

Post Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Mayor Nenshi’s job was made a little easier thanks to help from 17-year-old Nyssa Rae — this year’s winner of the Mayor for a Day contest.

Nyssa, a Grade 12 student from Bishop Carroll High School, spent the entire day with Mayor Nenshi and attended several meetings with senior members of City Administration discussing her three ideas to make Calgary a better place.

The Mayor for a Day contest is held by Youth Central in partnership with the Office of the Mayor, and it requires students to submit an essay with their three ideas to make Calgary a better place.

In her essay, Mayor (for a day) Rae, outlined her three ideas, which were based on engaging Calgarians in government issues by making information more accessible, reducing smoking near the transit system, and improving communication during road construction.