The mayor of Calgary, Naheed Nenshi, has been awarded the 2014 World Best Mayor Prize. We can’t say we’re all that surprised given all the positive feedback we’ve heard since he was first elected in 2010, but we sure are pleased!
The World Mayor website explains “the organisers of the World Mayor Project are looking for city leaders who excel in qualities like: Honesty, 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.” That is a whole lot to excel at! We are so happy to hear Mayor Nenshi is being recognized for his efforts. Congrats, Mayor Nenshi!