Paducah Celebrates City Government Month, September 2021

Mayor George Bray invites elementary students to share their favorite thing in Paducah or how they will make a difference in this community.

The City of Paducah in partnership with Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) is celebrating September as City Government Month in Kentucky.  This celebration recognizes the important role cities play in building Kentucky’s economy and improving the quality of life for citizens. 

Elementary schools are encouraged to participate by teaching civics and local government.  Mayor George Bray is inviting students who attend a school located in Paducah or McCracken County to draw pictures or write letters.  Please make sure the student’s name, school, and grade are included on each drawing and letter.

  • K-2nd Grade - Students in kindergarten through second grade are asked to draw a picture of their favorite thing about Paducah. 
  • 3rd-5th Grade - Students in third through fifth grade are asked to write a letter to Mayor Bray.  Each letter should begin with the following phrase: I will make a difference in my community by

Feel free to use the templates below.

Template for Picture Drawing (K-2nd grade)
Template for Letter Writing (3rd-5th grade)

Mayor Bray said, “Each of us should strive to be a citizen who is actively involved in their community.  Learning about civics is not limited to politics and government structure, it also encompasses participation in neighborhoods, groups, and organizations.  Voting, jury duty, volunteering, and joining with others to improve our neighborhoods are ways to get involved.  Encouraging good citizenship at a young age is critical in building those life-long practices that can make a difference.” 

The deadline to submit a picture or letter is September 30.  In October, Mayor Bray will share several of the letters and pictures on an episode of Your City at Work.  Pictures and letters can be emailed to citygovmonth@paducahky.gov or mailed to

Paducah City Hall
Attn: City Government Month
300 South 5th Street
P.O. Box 2267
Paducah, KY  42002-2267

Paducah will be issuing a proclamation for City Government Month at the September 14 meeting of the Board of Commissioners. 

An educational curriculum which includes lesson plans and an activity booklet can be found at https://www.citymonth.org/about.  The items feature the MunciPals, the City Government Month mascots. 

City Government Month graphic

Date of release:  September 8, 2021

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