• Mayor of Calgary, Canada
• Mayor of Houston, USA
• Mayor of Oklahoma City, USA
• Mayor of Sacramento, USA
• Mayor of Belo Horizonte, Brazil
• Mayor of Guatemala City, Guatemala
• Mayor of Monteria, Colombia
• Mayor of Sucre, Venezuela
• 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
• 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
• Mayor of Sydney, Australia
• 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.
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.
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.
The winner of the 2014 World Mayor Prize and other results of the World Mayor Project will be declared in January 2015.
(Source: World Mayor)