Neligh had a 9-year-old mayor Monday as Adrienne Parker spent the afternoon learning about how a city runs and what a mayor's role is.
Adrienne, daughter of Daniel and Nicole Parker of Neligh, was selected as "Mayor For A Day" in May. The program is a cooperative effort between the Neligh-Oakdale Board of Education and the City of Neligh to encourage students to become involved in civic leadership and opportunities.
During her time as mayor, Adrienne was given a tour of the community by Mayor Jeri Anderson and City of Neligh Superintendent Dean Bly. Among the stops on her tour were the generation plant, lift station, sewer plant, wells, compactor, recycling center and lift station.
Adrienne will also preside over the August City Council meeting.
During her tour, Adrienne wasn't shy about asking questions. In the generation station, which is unique to the community of Neligh, Adrienne asked about what different switches are for and commented about the size of the facility.
In her letter Adrienne said, "I would love to be Mayor because if I set a good example other kids will do the same and they might be Mayor someday!"
Adrienne said if she were mayor, she would hold a science fair to encourage students to like science and hold a teacher appreciation day for students to make crafts for their teachers.
This is the third year a Neligh-Oakdale student has been chosen as "Mayor For A Day." Past "mayors" were Parker Tinsley and Kasi Grosserode.