World Mayor 2020

World Mayor vote 20/21

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WORLD MAYOR 2021
– Finalists 2021
- Shortlist 2021
- Longlist 2021
- Selection criteria
- Covid-19
- World Mayor history
- World Mayor Prize
- Poverty
- Code of Ethics

- Press & Media

INTERVIEWS
- Mayor of Ankara
- Mayor of Braga
- Mayor of Bratislava
- Mayor of Grigny
- Maire de Grigny
- Mayor of Rotterdam
- Mayor of Saint-Omer
- Mayor of San Bellino
- Sindaco di San Bellino
- Mayor of Villa del Conte

ESSAYS
- Mayor of Ankara
- Mayor of Braga
- Mayor of Bratislava
- Mayor of Grigny
- Maire de Grigny
- Mayor of Mannheim
- Mayor of Raqqa
- Mayor of Rotterdam
- Mayor of Saint-Omer
- Maire de Saint-Omer

TESTIMONIALS
- Mayor of Amsterdam
- Mayor of Ankara
- Mayor of Arnhem
- Mayor of Bergamo
- Mayor of Bogotá
- Mayor of Braga
- Mayor of Bratislava
- Mayor of Buenos Aires
- Mayor of Carmignano
- Mayor of Cascais
- Mayor of Compton
- Mayor of Dantumadiel
- Mayor of Freetown
- Mayor of Grenoble
- Mayor of Grigny
- Mayor of Guarulhos
- Mayor of Kuala Lumpur
- Mayor of Mannheim
- Mayor of Mexico City
- Mayor of Milan
- Mayor of Raqqa
- Mayor of Rostock
- Mayor of Rotterdam
- Mayor of Saint-Omer
- Mayor of San Bellino
- Mayor of Villa del Conte
- Mayor of Warsaw



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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 some of the world’s most outstanding mayors, mayors who have served their fellow citizens with integrity, courage and diligence. 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); Cities during and post the Covid pandemic (2021).

The 2021 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 more resilient economically, socially and environmentally. Mayors to be considered for the World Mayor Prize are not selected by a jury but nominated and supported by people from cities around the world.


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 2021
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 for 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 pandemic has been their towns and cities greatest challenge this century. The 2021 World Mayor Project will feature mayors who have shown leadership during the pandemic and are now preparing their cities to become Stonger | Fairer | Greener.


Covid-19 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 was extended until December. On 3 February 2021, the names of those mayors shortlisted for the 2021 World Mayor Prize were published. The list of Finalists was released on 1 July. The winners of the 2021 World Mayor Prize and Awards will be announced on 14 September.


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 2021 proposes to honour mayors whose leadership during the Covid 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 2021 wishes to honour mayors who understand the challenges ahead and are preparing to meet them. Mayors must aim to make their town and cities Stronger | Fairer | Greener.

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 2021
The first nomination phase of World Mayor 2021 ran until December. On 3 February 2021, the shortlist for the World Mayor Prize was announced. Voting for shortlisted candidates closed on 30 April. The list of 12 Finalists was published on 1 July 2021. The winners of the World Mayor Prize and Awards were announced on 14 September 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 2021 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 2021 wishes to honour mayors who understand the challenges ahead and are preparing to meet them. Full criteria


Honours 2004 to 2021
In 2020/2021: Joint Winners of the World Mayor Prize: Ahmed Aboutaleb (Rotterdam, Netherlands) and Philippe Rio (Grigny, France);
Awards: Leila Mustapha (Raqqa, Syria); Mansur Yavas (Ankara, Turkey); Peter Kurz (Mannheim, Germany); Ricardo Rio (Braga, Portugal), Matús Vallo (Bratislava, Slovakia); François Decoster (Saint-Omer, France), Aldo D'Achille (San Bellino, Italy)

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)