World Mayor 2020

World Mayor vote 20/21

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World Mayor 20/21: Mayors wanted
for Stronger | Fairer | Greener cities
The World Mayor Project 20/21 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 20/21 wishes to honour mayors who understand the challenges ahead and are preparing to meet them.

Cities must become stronger and more resourceful in order 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.

Cities must also become fairer. Socially and economically divided communities are less able to unite behind a common cause and are thus more fragile and vulnerable. World Mayor is looking for mayors who work towards greater equality and fairness and instil a sense of solidarity across their communities. Mayors should also be willing to share some of their powers with the people they are elected to serve.

Cities must become greener. A healthy environment is essential for people’s well being. But lofty long-term goals are not enough. World Mayor will acclaim mayors who every year conduct a ‘green audit’ to measure environmental improvements.

Please nominate mayors who, after the Covid-19 pandemic, are determined to make their cities Stronger, Fairer, Greener. Full list of criteria

Nominations for the 20/21 World Mayor Prize should be accompanied by persuasive testimonials, describing the nominated mayor's performance during the CoronaVirus crisis and, more importantly, his/her vision for a Stronger, Fairer, Greener city. We invite nominations of mayors from towns and cities of all sizes and all parts of the world. Nominations for 20/21 World Mayor Prize can be submitted until December 2020. The shortlist will be published in January 2021.

Your candidate for the 20/21 World Mayor Prize and Commendations

World Mayor 20/21 nomination form
Please insert the name of your nominated mayor, his/her city and country as well as the year he or she became mayor.

Please ensure that the mayor's first name and surname are spelled correctly. Please use the Western (roman) alphabet.

Your comments must be legal, informed and fair. Multiple and manipulated nominations as well as abusive comments will be deleted.

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Supporting statement
Please provide convincing reasons why the mayor of your choice should be considered for the 20/21 World Mayor Prize.
Please provide as much detail as possible of the mayor's leadership during the CoronaVirus crisis and his / her vision for a Stronger | Fairer | Greener community.
(While we prefer comments to be in English, we accept them in other languages but please use Roman characters (Latin alphabet) otherwise your message might become distorted.)

Your ideas for Stronger | Fairer | Greener cities
If you wish, you may provide your own ideas how to make cities Stronger | Fairer | Greener.

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Thank you for participating in the 20/21 World Mayor Project.