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WORLD MAYOR 2018
• Results 2018
• Project 2018
• Shortlist 2018
• Longlist 2018
• Raison d'être
• World Mayor history
• World Mayor Prize
• Code of Ethics

• Criteria
• Meet the Press

INTERVIEWS WITH
• Mayor of Ancona
• Mayor of Doncaster
• Mayor of Rennes
• Mayor of Zamboanga


ESSAYS BY
• Mayor of Ancona
• Mayor of Cologne
• Mayor of Doncaster
• Mayor of Fort Worth
• Mayor of Lille
• Mayor of Paris
• Mayor of Rennes
• Mayor of Saarbrücken
• Mayor of Trbovlje
• Mayor of Tunis
• Mayor of Zamboanga

TESTIMONIALS
• Mayor of Alphen / Rijn
• Mayor of Ancona
• Mayor of Baden-Baden
• Mayor of Calais
• Mayor of Chemnitz
• Mayor of Cologne
• Mayor of Cozumel
• Mayor of Doncaster
• Mayor of Fort Worth
• Mayor of Grand Rapids
• Mayor of Lille
• Mayor of Lodz
• Mayor of Molenbeek
• Mayor of Narayanganj
• Mayor of Oakland
• Mayor of Omaha
• Mayor of Paris
• Mayor of Rennes
• Mayor of Reutlingen
• Mayor of Saarbrücken
• Mayor of San Juan
• Mayor of Trbovlje
• Mayor of Tunis
• Mayor of Zamboanga
• Mayor of Zurich

PROFILES OF
• Mayor of Ancona
• Mayor of Cologne
• Mayor of Doncaster
• Mayor of Fort Worth
• Mayor of Lille
• Mayor of Paris
• Mayor of Rennes
• Mayor of Saarbrücken
• Mayor of Trbovlje
• Mayor of Tunis
• Mayor of Zamboanga



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||| 2018 Results ||| 2018 Project ||| History ||| Raison d'être ||| The Prize |||

Ancona Mayor Valeria Mancinelli
wins the 2018 World Mayor Prize
The 2018 World Mayor Project is dedicated to women in local government. It features the achievements of women mayors from across the world and honours the best of them. The all-women long- and shortlists included mayors from towns and cities of all sizes who have served with integrity, determination and imagination. The 2018 World Mayor Prize and Commendations as well as the title Mayors of Distinction are conferred on female mayors who have instigated outstanding and long-lasting improvements to their communities and contributed new thinking to local government. The mayors' achievements are recognised beyond their cities and even countries.

Winner of the 2018 World Mayor Prize
Valeria Mancinelli, Mayor of Ancona, Italy

World Mayor Commendations awarded to
Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, UK
Nathalie Appéré, Mayor of Rennes, France
Charlotte Britz, Mayor of Saarbrücken, Germany
Beng Climaco, Mayor of Zamboanga City, Philippines

2018 Mayors of Distinction
Henriette Reker, Mayor of Cologne, Germany
Betsy Prize, Mayor of Fort Worth, USA
Martine Aubry, Mayor of Lille, France
Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, France
Jasna Gabric, Mayor of Trbovlje, Slovenia
Souad Abderrahim, Mayor of Tunis, Tunesia

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The 2018 Shortlist
Some 27 mayors
from 20 countries

The shortlist for the 2018 World Mayor Prize, which was announced on 4 September 2018, includes 27 female mayors from 20 countries who have entered local politics not because they wanted or needed to prove that women can succeed in an environment shaped by men but because they believed they had the right ideas, skills and ambitions to help their communities to flourish. World Mayor 2018 features the achievements and goals of women mayors from across the world and honours the best of them. The short list closed on 30 November 2018. THE SHORTLIST



The 2018 Longlist
The longlist for the 2018 World Mayor Prize included 62 women mayors from 36 countries in all world regions: North America (16); South America (3); Europe (28); Asia (9); Australasia (2); Africa (4). Some women mayors govern large metropolises, such as Paris, Madrid or Sydney while others represent smaller towns and cities. The longlist closed on 10 August 2018. THE LONGLIST


Press and Media coverage 2019
Since the launch of World Mayor 2018 in late January, news and media organisations from across the world have been reporting and commenting on this year’s Project. The decision by the City Mayors Foundation, its organisers, to dedicate World Mayor 2018 to women mayors has been widely welcomed. While some faces on the longlist and shortlist are already well-known and respected, the lists also features remarkable women who, because they are mayors of smaller cities, have so far had little international exposure. World Mayor 2018 and the media coverage it generates have introduced outstanding female mayors from across the world to an international audience. PRESS COVERAGE


Code of Ethics
for city leaders

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. MORE


World Mayor Prize sculpture
shows courage and conviction

City Mayors commissioned French artist Manuel Ferrari to design a sculpture that was as unique as the city of the winning mayor. City Mayors' senior fellow, Tann vom Hove, said: “We asked Manuel Ferrari to produce a design that shows what an inspirational mayor can achieve if he builds on strong foundations.”

“I wanted to create a design that also showed courage and conviction,” Manuel Ferrari explained. “I decided on cubes as building blocks which, at first glance, are stacked precariously on top of each other. Closer inspection, however, reveals firm interlocking and construction around an invisible but strong spine.” He said that his design reflected his own experience of living and working in an urban environment. “Many of the world’s most successful cities are prospering because their different communities, often with their own cultures, are united around civic goals,” Manuel Ferrari concluded. MORE









Winners of the World Mayor Prize since 2004: Edi Rama, Tirana; Dora Bakoyannis, Athens; John So, Melbourne; Helen Zille, Cape Town; Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico City; Iñaki Azkuna, Bilbao; Naheed Nenshi, Calgary; Bart Somers, Mechelen; Valeria Mancinelli, Ancona





Ancona (Italy) Mayor Valeria Mancinelli, Winner of the 2018 World Mayor Prize


Cologne (Germany) Mayor Henriette Reker, Mayor of Distinction


Doncaster (UK) Mayor Ros Jones, Winner of the 2018 World Mayor Commendation


Fort Worth (USA) Mayor Betsy Prize, Mayor of Distinction


Lille (France) Mayor Martine Aubry, Mayor of Distrinction


Paris (France) Mayor Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Distinction


Rennes (France) Mayor Nathalie Appéré, Winner of the 2018 World Mayor Commendation


Saarbrücken (Germany) Mayor, Winner of the 2018 World Mayor Commendation


Trbovlje (Slovenia) Mayor Jasna Gabric, Mayor of Distinction


Tunis (Tunisia) Mayor Souad Abderrahim, Mayor of Distinction


Zamboanga City (Philippines) Mayor Beng Climaco, Winner of the 2018 World Mayor Commendation