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• Shortlist 2018
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• World Mayor Prize
• Code of Ethics

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Tann vom Hove
Senior Fellow
Position: Senior Editor
Location: London, UK and Freiburg, Germany
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

Brian Baker
Position: Local government and environment correspondent
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Expertise: Local government, politics, environment, writing & research
Languages: English

Andrew Stevens
Position: UK Editor
Location: London
Expertise: Urbanism, research, politics and social media
Languages: English

Dr Graham Cunningham
Position: Historical adviser
Location: Cambridge, UK
Expertise: European and Asian history, education
Languages: English, German, Latin

Matteo Dalle Fratte
Position: Southern Europe Editor
Location: London and Venice
Expertise: Local government, journalism
Languages: Italian, English

Jonas Schorr
Position: Political adviser
Location: Berlin
Expertise: Politics, local government, city branding
Languages: English, German, Mandarin

Jacek Bruchal
Position: Research Consultant and Eastern European Editor
Location: London, Warsaw
Expertise: Research, Finance, Economics, European politics
Languages: Polish, English, Russian

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

Dr Baldemar Méndez Antonio
Position: Latin America Correspondent
Location: Mexico City
Expertise: Engineering, politics, writing
Languages: Spanish, English

Renato S Pesci
Position: Built environment adviser
Location: London, UK
Expertise: Architecture, art, design and education
Languages: English, Italian, French

Kaspar Swankey
Position: Sculptor
Location: Berlin
Expertise: Sculpting, black smith
Languages: English, German

Manuel Ferrari
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

Ruth E Maguire
Founding Fellow
Died 23 April 2006

The City Mayors Foundation awards The World Mayor Prize and Commendations every two years to mayors who have made outstanding contributions to their communities and have developed a vision for urban living and working that is relevant to towns and cities across 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 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 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 be considered for the World Mayor Prize are expected to agree with the Code of Ethics.

World Mayor 2018
When the rules for the World Mayor Project were established, the City Mayors Foundation emphasised that the strength of argument expressed in testimonials carried more weight than their actual numbers. By stressing the significance of well-argued comments, the organisers aim to ensure that project participants think carefully about the merits of their chosen mayors. A cross-selection of the most interesting testimonials are published on the World Mayor website. The rules also enable mayors from smaller towns to compete on equal terms with those from large metropolises.

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 will include mayors from towns and cities of all sizes who serve with integrity, determination and imagination. The 2018 World Mayor Prize and Commendations will be conferred to women who have made outstanding and long-lasting contributions to their communities.

Women fought prejudice and struggled for equal rights and opportunities for hundreds of years. They did it with courage and resolve. In the 20th and early 21st centuries, women have achieved success in many spheres previously reserved to or monopolised by men, but their contributions are still often undervalued and their potential not recognised enough. Only an estimated 20 per cent of the world's mayors are women.

Nominations were accepted from January 2018, with a first open longlist published in March. The final longlist was published on 10 August. The 2018 shortlist shortlist of candidates was released on 4 September 2018. The winner of the 2018 World Mayor Prize and other results of the World Mayor Project will be announced in early 2019.

The winner receives the artistically acclaimed World Mayor trophy, while the two runners-up are presented with the World Mayor Commendation.

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.

In previous World Mayor Projects, female mayors have always featured prominently, indeed the 2005 and 2008 Prizes were awarded to women, but by dedicating the 2018 Project entirely to women in local government, we hope to be able to feature more female city leaders, at greater depth. We wish to show what outstanding women mayors achieve all over the world. By doing so, we hope to encourage more women to contemplate a career in local government and run for political office.

The women who will be awarded the 2018 World Mayor Prize and other honours will be role models for young women and, indeed, men everywhere.

2004 to 2016

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)

Please nominate your candidate for the 2018 World Mayor Prize now