Bilbao Mayor Iñaki Azkuna with the 2012 World Mayor Prize




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• VOTE FOR
• WORLD MAYOR 2014




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 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 Ribera de Arriba
For Mayor of Sucre
For Mayor of Surabaya



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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Shortlist World Mayor 2014
Vote now - Every vote counts

Voting is now taking place for the winner of the 2014 World Mayor Prize and the runner-ups. You are invited to vote by email - from the list of 26 finalists below - for the mayor you believe most worthy of the Prize and comment on his or her achievements but also, if you wish, on his or her shortcomings. Please describe, preferably in English, why the mayor you voted for deserves to win the World Mayor Prize. Voting closes in October 2014. PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR CANDIDATE NOW

Finalists
North America

• Mayor of Calgary, Canada
• Mayor of Houston, USA
• Mayor of Oklahoma City, USA
• Mayor of Sacramento, USA

Latin America
• Mayor of Belo Horizonte, Brazil
• Mayor of Guatemala City, Guatemala
• Mayor of Monteria, Colombia
• Mayor of Sucre, Venezuela

Europe
• Mayor of Ghent, Belgium
• Mayor of Bordeaux, France
• Mayor of Jena, Germany
• Mayor of Thessaloniki, Greece
• Mayor of Lampedusa, Italy
• Mayor of Riga, Latvia
• Mayor of Ribera de Arriba, Spain
• Mayor of Bristol, UK
• Mayor of Liverpool, UK

Asia
• Mayor of Surabaya, Indonesia
• Mayor of Haifa, Israel
• Mayor of Iloilo City, Philippines
• Mayor of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
• Mayor of Seoul, South Korea
• Mayor of Izmir, Turkey

Australia
• Mayor of Sydney, Australia

Africa
• Mayor of Victoria, Seychelles
• Mayor of Mangaung, South Africa

The City Mayors board of fellows will choose the winner and two runner-ups based on the number of email votes received and the strength and passion of supporting testimonials. The organisers believe that the persuasiveness of argument is as important as the number of votes. This ensures that a ‘good’ mayor from a smaller city can compete on equal terms with a mayor from a large metropolis. All 26 shortlisted mayors will be asked to agree to the City Mayors' Code of Ethics.

Please ensure that your comments are legal, informed and fair. Multiple and manipulated votes as well as abusive comments will be deleted. Voting closes in October 2014.


Voting for World Mayor 2014

All email votes are counted manually and testimonials are read by the editors of World Mayor. Fraudulent and manipulated votes will not be counted. Multiple votes will be deleted.

Please use Roman characters (Latin alphabet) otherwise your message might become distorted.

PRIVACY: All information you provide us with will be treated confidentially. Your email addresses will NOT be passed on to any third parties.

Thank you for participating in the 2014 World Mayor Project.


North America

Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Calgary, Canada
Support the candidacy of Mayor Nenshi by emailing us your reasons why he should win the 2014 World Mayor Prize. Please insert 'Calgary Nenshi' in the subject line and provide your name at the end of your testimonial. It can be your full name, first name or initials. Also tell us where you live. (Mayor Nenshi has signed up to the Code of Ethics.)
calgary@worldmayor.com


Mayor Annise Parker, Houston, USA
Support the candidacy of Mayor Parker by emailing us your reasons why she should win the 2014 World Mayor Prize. (Please insert 'Houston Parker' in the subject line and provide your name at the end of your testimonial.It can be your full name, first name or initials. Also tell us where you live.)
houston@worldmayor.com


Mayor Mick Cornett, Oklahoma City, USA
Support the candidacy of Mayor Cornett by emailing us your reasons why he should win the 2014 World Mayor Prize. (Please insert 'Oklahoma Cornett' in the subject line and provide your name at the end of your testimonial. It can be your full name, first name or initials. Also tell us where you live.)
oklahoma@worldmayor.com


Mayor Kevin Johnson, Sacramento, USA
Support the candidacy ofMayor Johnson by emailing us your reasons why he should win the 2014 World Mayor Prize. (Please insert 'Sacramento Johnson' in the subject line and provide your name at the end of your testimonial. It can be your full name, first name or initials. Also tell us where you live.)
sacramento@worldmayor.com

Latin America

Mayor Marcio Lacerda, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Support the candidacy of Mayor Lacerdo by emailing us your reasons why he should win the 2014 World Mayor Prize. (Please insert 'Belo Horizonte Lacerdo' in the subject line and provide your name at the end of your testimonial. It can be your full name, first name or initials. Also tell us where you live.)
belo-horizonte@worldmayor.com


Mayor Álvaro Arzú, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Support the candidacy of Mayor Arzú by emailing us your reasons why he should win the 2014 World Mayor Prize. (Please insert 'Guatemala Arzu' in the subject line and provide your name at the end of your testimonial. It can be your full name, first name or initials. Also tell us where you live.)
guatemala@worldmayor.com


Mayor Carlos Eduardo Correa, Monteria, Colombia
Support the candidacy of Mayor Correa by emailing us your reasons why he should win the 2014 World Mayor Prize. (Please insert 'Monteria Correa' in the subject line and provide your name at the end of your testimonial. It can be your full name, first name or initials. Also tell us where you live.)
monteria@worldmayor.com


Mayor Carlos Ocariz, Sucre, Venezuela
Support the candidacy of Mayor Ocariz by emailing us your reasons why he should win the 2014 World Mayor Prize. Please insert 'Sucre Ocariz' in the subject line and provide your name at the end of your testimonial. It can be your full name, first name or initials. Also tell us where you live. (Mayor Ocariz has signed up to the Code of Ethics.)
sucre@worldmayor.com

Europe

Mayor Daniel Termont, Ghent, Belgium
Support the candidacy of Mayor Termont by emailing us your reasons why he should win the 2014 World Mayor Prize. Please insert 'Ghent Termont' in the subject line and provide your name at the end of your testimonial. It can be your full name, first name or initials. Also tell us where you live. (Mayor Termont has signed up to the Code of Ethics.)
ghent@worldmayor.com


Mayor Alain Juppé, Bordeaux, France
Support the candidacy of Mayor Juppé by emailing us your reasons why he should win the 2014 World Mayor Prize. (Please insert 'Bordeaux Juppé' in the subject line and provide your name at the end of your testimonial. It can be your full name, first name or initials. Also tell us where you live.)
bordeaux@worldmayor.com


Mayor Albrecht Schröter, Jena, Germany
Support the candidacy of Mayor Schröter by emailing us your reasons why he should win the 2014 World Mayor Prize. (Please insert 'Jena Schröter' in the subject line and provide your name at the end of your testimonial. It can be your full name, first name or initials. Also tell us where you live.)
jena@worldmayor.com


Mayor Yiannis Boutaris, Thessaloniki, Greece
Support the candidacy of Mayor Boutaris by emailing us your reasons why he should win the 2014 World Mayor Prize. (Please insert 'Thessaloniki Boutaris' in the subject line and provide your name at the end of your testimonial. It can be your full name, first name or initials. Also tell us where you live.)
thessaloniki@worldmayor.com

Mayor Giusy Nicolini, Lampedusa, Italy
Support the candidacy of Mayor Nicolini by emailing us your reasons why she should win the 2014 World Mayor Prize. (Please insert 'Nicolini Lampedusa' in the subject line and provide your name at the end of your testimonial. It can be your full name, first name or initials. Also tell us where you live.)
lampedusa@worldmayor.com

Mayor Nils Usakovs, Riga, Latvia
Support the candidacy of Mayor Usakovs by emailing us your reasons why he should win the 2014 World Mayor Prize. (Please insert 'Riga Usakovs' in the subject line and provide your name at the end of your testimonial. It can be your full name, first name or initials. Also tell us where you live.)
riga@worldmayor.com


Mayor José Ramón García, Ribera de Arriba, Spain
Support the candidacy of Mayor Garcia by emailing us your reasons why he should win the 2014 World Mayor Prize. (Please insert 'Ribera Garcia' in the subject line and provide your name at the end of your testimonial. It can be your full name, first name or initials. Also tell us where you live.)
ribera@worldmayor.com


Mayor George Ferguson, Bristol, UK
Support the candidacy of Mayor Ferguson by emailing us your reasons why he should win the 2014 World Mayor Prize. (Please insert 'Bristol Ferguson' in the subject line and provide your name at the end of your testimonial. It can be your full name, first name or initials. Also tell us where you live.)
bristol@worldmayor.com


Mayor Joe Anderson, Liverpool, UK
Support the candidacy of Mayor Anderson by emailing us your reasons why he should win the 2014 World Mayor Prize. (Please insert 'Liverpool Anderson' in the subject line and provide your name at the end of your testimonial. It can be your full name, first name or initials. Also tell us where you live.)
liverpool@worldmayor.com

Asia

Mayor Tri Rismaharini (Risma), Surabaya, Indonesia
Support the candidacy of Mayor Rismaharini by emailing us your reasons why she should win the 2014 World Mayor Prize. Please insert 'Surabaya Risma' in the subject line and provide your name at the end of your testimonial. It can be your full name, first name or initials. Also tell us where you live. (Mayor Rismaharini has signed up to the Code of Ethics.)
surabaya@worldmayor.com


Mayor Yona Yahav, Haifa, Israel
Support the candidacy of Mayor Yahav by emailing us your reasons why he should win the 2014 World Mayor Prize. (Please insert 'Haifa Yahav' in the subject line and provide your name at the end of your testimonial. It can be your full name, first name or initials. Also tell us where you live.)
haifa@worldmayor.com


Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, Iloilo City, Philippines
Support the candidacy of Mayor Mabilog by emailing us your reasons why he should win the 2014 World Mayor Prize. (Please insert 'Iloilo Mabilog' in the subject line and provide your name at the end of your testimonial. It can be your full name, first name or initials. Also tell us where you live.)
iloilo@worldmayor.com


Mayor Hani Mohammad Aburas, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Support the candidacy of Mayor Aburas by emailing us your reasons why he should win the 2014 World Mayor Prize. (Please insert 'Jeddah Aburas' in the subject line and provide your name at the end of your testimonial. It can be your full name, first name or initials. Also tell us where you live.)
jeddah@worldmayor.com


Mayor Park Won-soon, Seoul, South Korea
Support the candidacy of Mayor Park by emailing us your reasons why he should win the 2014 World Mayor Prize. (Please insert 'Seoul Park' in the subject line and provide your name at the end of your testimonial. It can be your full name, first name or initials. Also tell us where you live.)
seoul@worldmayor.com


Mayor Aziz Kocaoglu, Izmir, Turkey
Support the candidacy of Mayor Kocaoglu by emailing us your reasons why he should win the 2014 World Mayor Prize. (Please insert 'Izmir Kocaoglu' in the subject line and provide your name at the end of your testimonial. It can be your full name, first name or initials. Also tell us where you live.)
izmir@worldmayor.com

Australia

Mayor Clover Moore, Sydney, Australia
Support the candidacy of Mayor Moore by emailing us your reasons why she should win the 2014 World Mayor Prize. (Please insert 'Sydney Moore' in the subject line and provide your name at the end of your testimonial. It can be your full name, first name or initials. Also tell us where you live.)
sydney@worldmayor.com

Africa

Mayor Jacqueline Moustache, Victoria, Seychelles
Support the candidacy of Mayor Moustache by emailing us your reasons why she should win the 2014 World Mayor Prize. (Please insert 'Victoria Moustache' in the subject line and provide your name at the end of your testimonial. It can be your full name, first name or initials. Also tell us where you live.)
victoria@worldmayor.com


Mayor Thabo Manyoni, Mangaung, South Africa
Support the candidacy of Mayor Manyoni by emailing us your reasons why he should win the 2014 World Mayor Prize. (Please insert 'Mangaung Manyoni' in the subject line and provide your name at the end of your testimonial. It can be your full name, first name or initials. Also tell us where you live.)
mangaung@worldmayor.com




For your information: The World Mayor Project, organised by The City Mayors Foundation, has no connection with any city or organisation and is run on strictly non-commercial lines. Sponsorships, advertising, subscriptions, donations or any other kind of revenue are NOT sought and will be rejected, if offered.





Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard with the 2010 World Mayor Prize




Introducing
World Mayor

The philantropic City Mayors Foundation awards the World Mayor Prize every two years to a mayor who has made outstanding contributions to his / her community and has developed a vision for urban living and working that is relevant to towns and cities across the world. The Prize has been awarded since 2004.

Anyone voting for a mayor is also asked to consider whether his / her candidate is likely to agree to the City Mayors Code of Ethics. Mayors wishing to be considered for the World Mayor Prize will be asked to sign up to the Code.

Votes must be accompanied by a thoughtful supporting statement.

2014 Timetable
Nominations were accepted until the middle of May 2014. A longlist of 121 candidates was published on 22 May. A shortlist of 26 nominees was announced on 18 June 2014. A second round of voting will take place between now and the middle of October. The winner of the 2014 World Mayor Prize and other results of the World Mayor Project will be declared in January 2015.

Background
The philantropic 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 organisers of the World Mayor Project are looking for city leaders who excel in qualities like: 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. Mayors wishing to be considered for the World Mayor Prize will be asked to sign up to the City Mayors Code of Ethics.

The winner receives the artistically acclaimed World Mayor trophy, while the runner-up is given the World Mayor Commendation.

Winners and runners-up
2004 to 2012

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)