World Mayor

World Mayor is a biennial award organized by The City Mayors Foundation since 2004. It intends to raise the profile of mayors worldwide, as well as honour those who have served their communities well and who have contributed to the well-being of cities, nationally and internationally. The organisers make it plain that the award has no connection with any city or organization and is run on strictly non-commercial lines. Helen Zille and Leopoldo Lopez discussed their 2008 nominations on the BBC World Service programme 'Outlook', while The Guardian looked at contenders for the 2014 prize.[1]

Winners of the World Mayor Prize

Year Name Mayor of Reference
2004 Edi Rama Calgary Tirana
2005 Dora Bakoyannis Greece Athens
2006 John So Australia Melbourne [2]
2008 Helen Zille South Africa Cape Town [3][4][5]
2010 Marcelo Ebrard Mexico Mexico City [6]
2012 Iñaki Azkuna Spain Bilbao [7]
2014 Naheed Nenshi Canada Calgary [8]


  1. "Guardian website".
  2. Australia. "John So - World Mayor 2006". Retrieved 2012-07-02.
  3. "Zille wins World Mayor prize - Mail & Guardian Online". 2008-10-13. Retrieved 2012-07-02.
  4. "ICLEI Africa - World Mayor Award 2008". 2008-10-14. Retrieved 2012-07-02.
  5. "Zille wins top world mayor award". Retrieved 2012-07-02.
  6. vom Hove, Tann. "The 210 results". WorldMayor. Retrieved 2012-07-02.
  7. "Bilbao city´s website".
  8. "World Mayor site".

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