The World Mayor Prize has become a potent symbol for the achievements of city mayors worldwide




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About World Mayor





First round:
Candidates sought

• The 2012 longlist
• Code of Ethics
• The World Mayor Price



The 2012 results
The 2012 project
The 2012 shortlist
The 2012 long-list
Code of Ethics | Código de Ética |
The World Mayor Prize
World Mayor Prize winners exchange letters



Mayor of Bilbao debates
Mayor of Perth debates
Mayor of Bilbao interview
Mayor of Perth profile



For Mayor of Amuwo Odofin
For Mayor of Angeles City
For Mayor of Ankara
For Mayor of Auckland
For Mayor of Bilbao
For Mayor of Changwon City
For Mayor of El Paso
For Mayor of Ljubljana
For Mayor of Matamoros
For Mayor of Minneapolis
For Mayor of Newark
For Mayor of Perth
For Mayor of Puerto Montt
For Mayor of Quebec City
For Mayor of Surakarta
For Mayor of Tel Aviv
For Mayor of Zeralda



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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Some 25 mayors competed for
the 2012 World Mayor Prize

8 January 2013: The first round of the 2012 World Mayor Project closed on 17 May 2012. On 24 May, The City Mayors Foundation published the final long-list and on 18 June the shortlist for the 2012 World Mayor Prize. The shortlist of 25 final nominees included five mayors from North America, four from Latin America, seven from Europe, five from Asia, two from Australasia and two from Africa. Voting took place until 20 October.

The winner of the 2012 World Mayor Prize and other results of the World Mayor Project were announced on 8 January 2013.

The 2012 World Mayor shortlist
Mayor
City
Country
North America
Régis Labeaume Québec City Canada
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Baltimore USA
John F Cook El Paso USA
R T Rybak Minneapolis USA
Cory Booker Newark USA
Latin America
Eduardo Paes Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Rabindranath Quinteros Lara Puerto Montt Chile
Alfonso Sánchez Garza Matamoros Mexico
Susana Villarán Lima Peru
Europe
Freddy Thielemans Brussels Belgium
Matteo Renzi Florence Italy
Ahmed Aboutaleb Rotterdam Netherlands
Fabian Stang Oslo Norway
Jacek Majchrowski Kraków Poland
Zoran Jankovic Ljubljana Slovenia
Iñaki Azkuna Bilbao Spain
Asia
Joko Widodo Surakarta Indonesia
Ron Huldai Tel Aviv Israel
Edgardo Pamintuan Angeles City Philippines
Park Wan-su Changwon City South Korea
Melih Gökçek Ankara Turkey
Australasia
Lisa Scaffidi Perth Australia
Len Brown Auckland New Zealand
Africa
Mouhib Khatir Zeralda Algeria
Ayodele Adebowale Adewale Amuwo Odofin LG Nigeria





The winner and other results of World Mayor 2012 were announced on 8 January 2013


Introducing
World Mayor

The City Mayors Foundation, the international think tank for local government, 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.

The organisers of the World Mayor Project are looking for city leaders who excel in qualities like: honesty, leadership and vision, management abilities and integrity, social and economic awareness, ability to provide security and to protect the environment as well as the will and ability to foster good relations between communities from different cultural, racial and social backgrounds. The winner receives the artistically acclaimed World Mayor trophy, while the two runner-ups are given the World Mayor Commendation.

Mayors wishing to be considered for the World Mayor Prize will be asked to sign up to the City Mayors' Code of Ethics

Timetable
Nominations were accepted until the 17 May 2012. A shortlist of 25 nominees was published on 18 June. Voting took place until 20 October . The winner of the 2012 World Mayor Prize and other results of the World Mayor Project were announced on 8 January 2013.

Winners and runners-up
2004 to 2012

In 2004: Winner: Edi Rama (Tirana, Albania); Runner-up: Andrés Manuel López Obrador (Mexico City, Mexico); In third place: Walter Veltroni (Rome, Italy)
In 2005: Winner: Dora Bakoyannis (Athens, Greece); Runner-up: Hazel McCallion (Mississauga, Canada); In third place: Alvaro Arzú (Guatemala City, Guatemala)
In 2006: Winner: John So (Melbourne, Australia); Runner up: Job Cohen (Amsterdam, Netherland); In third place: Stephen Reed (Harrisburg, USA)
In 2008: Winner: Helen Zille (Cape Town, South Africa); Runner up: Elmar Ledergerber (Zurich, Switzerland); In third place: Leopoldo López (Chacao, Venezuela)
In 2010: Winner: Marcelo Ebrard (Mexico City, Mexico); Runner-up: Mick Cornett (Oklahoma City, USA); In third place: Domenico Lucano (Riace, Italy)
In 2012: Winner:
Iñaki Azkuna (Bilbao, Spain); Runner-up: Lisa Scaffidi (Perth, Australia); In third place: Joko Widodo (Surakarta, Indonesia)