The World Mayor Project, which was conceived in 2004, aims to raise the profile of mayors worldwide and honour those who have served their communities well and who have made contributions to the well-being of cities nationally and internationally




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About World Mayor






• THE 2014 WINNERS
• THE 2014 PROJECT

• WM HISTORY
• World Mayor winners from 2004 to 2014
• The 2014 shortlist
• The 2014 longlist
• Code of Ethics
• The World Mayor Prize



• Mayor of Calgary debates
• Mayor of Ghent debates



For Mayor of Belo Horizonte
For Mayor of Bordeaux
For Mayor of Bristol
For Mayor of Calgary
For Mayor of Ghent
For Mayor of Guatemala City
For Mayor of Houston
For Mayor of Iloilo City
For Mayor of Izmir
For Mayor of Jeddah
For Mayor of Jena
For Mayor of Lampedusa
For Mayor of Liverpool
For Mayor of Mangaung
For Mayor of Monteria
For Mayor of Oklahoma City
For Mayor of Ribera de Arriba
For Mayor of Sucre
For Mayor of Surabaya
For Mayor of Thessaloniki



The 2012 results
The 2012 project
The 2012 shortlist
The 2012 long-list
World Mayor Prize winners exchange letters



The 2010 results
The 2010 project
The 2010 finalists
Marcelo Ebrard says thank you
Mick Cornett says thank you
Helen Zille and Marcelo Ebrard exchange letters



The 2008 results
The 2008 project
The 2008 finalists
The World Mayor Award
Helen Zille thanks supporters
Mayors of Melbourne and Cape Town exchange letters



The 2006 results
Methodology
The 2006 finalists
The World Mayor Award
Dora Bakoyannis congratulates John So



The 2005 results
Contest methodology
List of finalists
Winning mayors write
Mayor Rama writes - Mayor Bakoyannis replies



The 2004 contest
List of all 2004 finalists
Edi Rama wins 2004 award
People ask - Edi Rama replies



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Naheed Nenshi, Mayor of Calgary, Canada
awarded the 2014 World Mayor Prize

Naheed Nenshi, the Mayor of Calgary, Canada, has been awarded the 2014 World Mayor Prize. First runner-up Daniël Termont, Mayor of Ghent, Belgium, will be conferred the World Mayor Commendation for Services to European Cities. Second runner-up Mayor Tri Rismaharini will receive the World Mayor Commendation for services to the City of Surabaya, Indonesia.

The top 10 Mayors of World Mayor 2014
Rank
Mayor
City
Country
1
Naheed Nenshi Calgary Canada
2
Daniël Termont Ghent Belgium
3
Tri Rismaharini Surabaya Indonesia
4
Carlos Ocariz Sucre Venezuela
5
Jed Patrick Mabilog Iloilo City Philippines
6
Albrecht Schröter Jena Germany
7
Annise Parker Houston USA
8
Yiannis Boutaris Thessaloniki Greece
9
Giusy Nicolini Lampedusa Italy
10
Aziz Kocaoglu Izmir Turkey
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World Mayor has been honouring
outstanding mayors since 2004

The aims of the international World Mayor Project, launched by the urban affairs research institute City Mayors Foundation in January 2004, are twofold. First, City Mayors seeks to raise the profile of mayors worldwide by honouring those who have served their communities well, governed openly and honestly as well as made significant contributions to cities nationally and internationally. The second objective of World Mayor is to involve as many people as possible from all parts of the world in the Project. MORE

Winners of the World Mayor
Prize from 2004 to 2014

The World Mayor Prize was first awarded in 2004 to the Mayor of Tirana. Since then it has been presented to the mayors of Athens, Melbourne, Cape Town, Mexico City, Bilbao and Calgary. MORE

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi
questioned by an international audience

City Mayors invited those who participated in World Mayor 2014 to put questions to Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, winner of the 2014 World Mayor Prize. From the questions received, a representative selection was forwarded to the mayor. He replies below with candour and thoughtfulness. MORE


Ghent Mayor Daniël Termont
questioned by an international audience

City Mayors invited those who participated in World Mayor 2014 to put questions to Ghent Mayor Daniël Termont, winner of the 2014 World Mayor Commendation for SErvices to European Cities. From the questions received, a representative selection was forwarded to the mayor. He replies below with candour and thoughtfulness. MORE


Many World Mayor finalists
succeeded to higher office

When in October 2014 Joko Widodo assumed the presidency of Indonesia, another finalist of the World Mayor Project successfully made the move from running a city to occupying a high national office. Other city leaders, who were honoured by the World Mayor Project since 2004 and stepped up from local to national and even international office, include the former mayors of Mexico City, Sofia, Tirana, Cape Town, Athens, San Francisco, Baltimore, Lisbon and Florence. MORE


World Mayor 2014
The 26 finalists

The shortlist of 26 nominees for the 2014 World Mayor Prize included four mayors from North America, four from Latin America, nine from Europe, six from Asia, one from Australia and two from Africa. MORE


World Mayor 2014:
Final longlist
The final longlist of 121 candidates includes 19 mayors from North America, 16 from Latin America, 44 from Europe, 26 from Asia, 7 from Australasia and 9 from Africa. MORE


Code of Ethics
for city leaders

The City Mayors Foundation and the World Mayor Project were established in 2003 to promote, encourage and facilitate good local government. To strengthen local government further, a Code of Ethics for city leaders, who wish to perform their duties beyond all reproach, has been devised. All mayors wishing be considered for the World Mayor Prize are expected to sign up to the Code of Ethics. MORE


World Mayor Prize sculpture
shows courage and conviction

City Mayors commissioned French artist Manuel Ferrari to design a sculpture that was as unique as the city of the winning mayor. City Mayors' senior editor, Tann vom Hove, said: “We asked Manuel Ferrari to produce a design that shows what an inspirational mayor can achieve if he builds on strong foundations.” MORE



The world's most outstanding mayors receive the World Mayor Prize. Winners since 2004: Edi Rama, Tirana, Dora Bakoyannis, Athens, John So, Melbourne, Helen Zille, Cape Town. Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico City, Iñaki Azkuna, Bilbao and Naheed Nenshi, Calgary





Naheed Nenshi, Calgary, Canada



Daniël Termont, Ghent, Belgium



Tri Rismaharini, Surabaya, Indonesia



Carlos Ocariz, Sucre, Venezuela


Jed Patrick Mabilog, Iloilo City, Philippines



Albrecht Schröter, Jena, Germany