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WORLD MAYOR 20/21
- NOMINATION FORM
- Nomination criteria
- Covid-19
- World Mayor history
- World Mayor Prize
- Code of Ethics




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WORLD MAYOR
SENIOR FELLOWS & FELLOWS
Tann vom Hove
Senior Fellow
Position: Senior Editor
Location: London, UK
Expertise: Economics, government, politics, marketing, statistics
Languages: English, German, French

Mayraj Fahim
Senior Fellow
Position: Local government adviser
Location: Connecticut, USA
Expertise: Municipal finance and local government re-organisation
Languages: English

Tony Favro
Senior Fellow
Position: North America Editor
Location: Rochester, NY, USA
Expertise: Local government, politics, society, environment, writing
Languages: English, Italian

Matteo Dalle Fratte
Senior Fellow
Position: Southern Europe Editor
Location: London and Venice
Expertise: Local government, journalism
Languages: Italian, English

Michael O'Connor
Senior Fellow
Position: Social care consultant
Location: London, UK
Expertise: Social care, adult and child services & community development
Languages: English

Brian Baker
Fellow
Position: Local government and environment correspondent
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Expertise: Local government, politics, environment, writing & research
Languages: English

Andrew Stevens
Fellow
Position: UK Editor
Location: London
Expertise: Urbanism, research, politics and social media
Languages: English

Dr Graham Cunningham
Fellow
Position: Historical adviser
Location: Cambridge, UK
Expertise: European and Asian history, education
Languages: English, German, Latin

Jonas Schorr
Fellow
Position: Political adviser
Location: Berlin
Expertise: Politics, local government, city branding
Languages: English, German, Mandarin

Jacek Bruchal
Fellow
Position: Research Consultant and Eastern European Editor
Location: London, Warsaw
Expertise: Research, Finance, Economics, European politics
Languages: Polish, English, Russian

ASSOCIATE FELLOWS
Guy Kervella
Associate Fellow
Position: Research Editor
Location: London, UK, Paris, France
Expertise: Marketing, tourism, Chinese and Indian urban development
Languages: English, French

Brian Moore
Associate Fellow
Position: Editorial Consultant
Location: Hastings, UK
Expertise: Publishing, writing and editing
Languages: English

Adriana Maciel
Associate Fellow
Location: Mexico City
Expertise: Politics, writing, languages
Languages: Spanish, English, French

Dr Paulo Botas
Associate Fellow
Position: Education Editor
Location: London
Expertise: Education and academic research
Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish

Rodrigo M Queiroga
Associate Fellow
Position: Brazil Editor
Location: Belo Horizonte,Brazil
Expertise: Health, IT, local and regional govmernment
Languages: Portuguese, English, Mandarin, Spanish, German

CORRESPONDENTS
Dr Baldemar Méndez Antonio
Associate
Position: Latin America Correspondent
Location: Mexico City
Expertise: Engineering, politics, writing
Languages: Spanish, English

Renato S Pesci
Associate
Position: Built environment adviser
Location: London, UK
Expertise: Architecture, art, design and education
Languages: English, Italian, French

ART & DESIGN
Kaspar Swankey
Fellow
Position: Sculptor
Location: Berlin
Expertise: Sculpting, black smith
Languages: English, German

Manuel Ferrari
Fellow
Position: Creative Director
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Expertise: Animation, live action filming, graphic design, illustrations
Languages: French, English

Kevin Visdeloup
Associate Fellow
Position: Art Editor
Location: Hamburg
Expertise: Art & design
Languages: German, French, English

IN MEMORIAM
Ruth E Maguire
Founding Fellow
Died 23 April 2006

The World Mayor Project since 2004
The City Mayors Foundation has awarded The World Mayor Prize and Commendations since 2004. Every two years, the World Mayor Project features mayors who have made outstanding contributions to their communities and have developed a vision for urban living and working that is relevant to towns and cities across the world. Since 2016, the World Mayor Project has addressed some of the big issues of our time: The refugee crisis (2016); The underrepresentation of women in local government (2018); Poverty (2020). The 20/21 World Mayor Prize and Commendations will be presented to mayors who have shown outstanding leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic and who now believe cities need to become Stronger, Fairer and Greener.


The City Mayors Foundation
The philanthropic City Mayors Foundation, an international research think tank dedicated to local government, is maintained by professionals from Europe, Asia and The Americas who work together to promote strong, just and prosperous cities as well as good local government. Established in 2003, City Mayors carries out and publishes original research, provides pro-bono services and establishes guidelines to ethical, open and honest local government.

The City Mayors Foundation has no association with any city or organisation and is run on philanthropic lines. Sponsorships, advertising, subscriptions, donations or any other kind of revenue are NOT sought and will be rejected, if offered.


Code of Ethics
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 to be considered for the World Mayor Prize are expected to agree with the Code of Ethics.


World Mayor 20/21
Since the inception of World Mayor in 2004, millions of people from across the world have taken part in the bi-annual project. They nominated and voted mayors who, in their opinion, deserved to be honoured. They discussed their chosen mayors’ merits but also mentioned any shortcomings. The discussions among World Mayor participants have provided a fascinating inside into the varied challenges faced by cities and mayors in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa. For most mayors the Covid-19 outbreaks have been their towns and cities greatest challenge this century.


CoronaVirus and World Mayor
Following the COVID-19 pandemic, changes were announced to World Mayor 2020. It was originally planned to release the shortlist at the end of July 2020 and announce the winner of the 2020 World Mayor Prize in January 2021. Unfortunately, this was no longer possible.

The first phase of World Mayor 2020 has been extended until December. In January 2021, instead of announcing the 2020 honours, the names of those mayors shortlisted for the 20/21 World Mayor Prize will be published. It is anticipated that, after conclusion of phase two, the winners of all World Mayor honours will be declared in late spring of 2021.


When the rules for the World Mayor Project were established, the City Mayors Foundation emphasised that the strength of argument expressed in endorsements carried more weight than their actual numbers. By stressing the significance of well-argued testimonials, the organisers aim to ensure that project participants think carefully about the merits of their chosen mayors. The rules also enable mayors from smaller towns and even villages to compete on equal terms with those from large metropolises. A cross-selection of the most interesting testimonials are regularly published on the World Mayor website.

The World Mayor Project 20/21 proposes to honour mayors whose leadership during the CoronaVirus pandemic has provided their communities with protection and assurance. We are looking for mayors who showed outstanding management and social skills but also, and more importantly, acted at all times with compassion towards those most affected by Covid-19.

But looking back is not enough. All cities, of whatever size, wherever they are, and irrespective of the severity with which they were hit by Covid-19, must become more resilient - structurally, economically, socially and environmentally. World Mayor 20/21 wishes to honour mayors who understand the challenges ahead and are preparing to meet them.

Cities must become more resourceful and better prepared to deal with unexpected challenges. We expect candidates for the World Mayor Prize to demonstrate effective strategies to make their cities more resilient in the future.


Timeline 20/21
The first nomination phase of World Mayor 20/21 will run until December. Between August and December, we will publish a regularly updated longlist. In January 2021, we will, instead of announcing this year’s honours, release the names of those mayors shortlisted for the World Mayor Prize. World Mayor participants may then vote for their favourite mayor from the shortlist. It is anticipated that, after conclusion of phase two of the 20/21 World Mayor Project, the winners of all World Mayor honours will be declared in late spring of 2021.


Background
The philanthropic City Mayors Foundation, the international think tank on urban affairs, organises the World Mayor Project and awards the World Mayor Prize. The Prize, which has been given since 2004, honours mayors with the vision, passion and skills to make their cities incredible places to live in, work in and visit. The World Mayor Project aims to show what outstanding mayors can achieve and raise their profiles nationally and internationally.


Criteria
The World Mayor Project 20/21 proposes to honour mayors whose leadership during the CoronaVirus pandemic has provided their communities with protection and assurance. We are looking for mayors who showed outstanding management and social skills but also, and more importantly, acted at all times with compassion towards those most affected by Covid-19.

But looking back is not enough. All cities, of whatever size, wherever they are, and irrespective of the severity with which they were hit by Covid-19, must become more resilient - structurally, economically, socially and environmentally. World Mayor 20/21 wishes to honour mayors who understand the challenges ahead and are preparing to meet them. Full criteria


Honours 2004 to 2018
In 2018: Winner of the World Mayor Prize: Valeria Mancinelli (Ancona, Italy); Commendations: Ros Jones (Doncaster, UK); Nathalie Appéré (Rennes, France); Charlotte Britz (Saarbrücken, Germany); Beng Climaco (Zamboanga City, Philippines)

In 2016: Winner: Bart Somers (Mechelen, Belgium); Runner-up: Wolfgang G Müller (Lahr, Germany); In third place: Georgios Kaminis (Athens, Greece)

In 2014: Winner: Naheed Nenshi (Calgary, Canada); Runner-up: Daniël Termont (Ghent, Belgium); In third place: Tri Rismaharini (Surabaya, Indonesia)

In 2012: Winner: Iñaki Azkuna (Bilbao, Spain); Runner-up: Lisa Scaffidi (Perth, Australia); In third place: Joko Widodo (Surakarta, Indonesia)

In 2010: Winner: Marcelo Ebrard (Mexico City, Mexico); Runner-up: Mick Cornett (Oklahoma City, USA); In third place: Domenico Lucano (Riace, Italy)

In 2008: Winner: Helen Zille (Cape Town, South Africa); Runner up: Elmar Ledergerber (Zurich, Switzerland); In third place: Leopoldo López (Chacao, Venezuela)

In 2006: Winner: John So (Melbourne, Australia); Runner up: Job Cohen (Amsterdam, Netherland); In third place: Stephen Reed (Harrisburg, USA)

In 2005: Winner: Dora Bakoyannis (Athens, Greece); Runner-up: Hazel McCallion (Mississauga, Canada); In third place: Alvaro Arzú (Guatemala City, Guatemala)

In 2004: Winner: Edi Rama (Tirana, Albania); Runner-up: Andrés Manuel López Obrador (Mexico City, Mexico); In third place: Walter Veltroni (Rome, Italy)


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