Search is on for next Mayor for a Day

Aug 22, 2018

The Mukilteo Beacon, in partnership with the city of Mukilteo, is looking for a student between 8 and 12 years old to serve as the city’s honorary mayor during the upcoming Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival.

The winner will ride with Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson, in the Lighthouse Festival parade, will be honored at the festival’s main stage, will be treated to a catered buffet at the VIP dinner, and will watch the fireworks up close.

The parade, dinner, and fireworks are all Saturday, Sept. 8.

Contestants must write an essay of 400 words or fewer about what they like best about living in Mukilteo. Include your first and last name, age, school, grade, phone number and email address.

Last year’s Mayor for a Day was Finley Gonzales, who was a fifth grader at Endeavour Elementary School.

The deadline for the eighth-annual Mayor for a Day essay contest is Friday, Aug. 31 and the winner will be notified Monday, Sept. 3.

Email essays to, or mail or drop them off at the Beacon offices, 806 5th St. in Mukilteo.

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