THE 2018 WORLD MAYOR PRIZE
Mayor of Ancona, Italy
Winner of the 2018 World Mayor Prize
Valeria Mancinelli, Mayor of Ancona, Italy, has been awarded the 2018 World Mayor Prize. Under her leadership, Ancona, the capital of the March region on the Adriatic coast, has enjoyed strong economic growth. When Mayor Mancinelli took office in 2013, the all important shipbuilding sector was facing enormous difficulties, which badly affected the many small businesses in the city. The newly elected Mayor was determined to revive the industry, that can trace its history back to Roman times. Valeria Mancinelli set off by creating a cross-city partnership involving the public and private sectors as well as the working population. From the outset, Mayor Mancinelli has kept the public fully informed about the challenges ahead, her goals as well as the successes achieved and difficulties encountered. As a mayoral candidate, Valeria Mancinelli made no exaggerated promises. Instead she pledged an economic recovery consisting of small steps. During the Mayor’s first term in office, roads were resurfaced, parks and green spaces cleaned up and the city’s numerous tourist attractions, including its famed beaches, have again won top-rated reviews. And the shipbuilding sector, once thought moribund, has seen a revival. Each step has made Ancona a little bit more liveable, each step has increased people’s confidence in the future of the city.
THE 2018 WORLD MAYOR COMMENDATIONS
The 2018 World Mayor Commendations have been conferred on (in alphabetical order of cities): Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster (UK); Nathalie Appéré, Mayor of Rennes (France); Charlotte Britz, Mayor of Saarbrücken (Germany) and Beng Climaco, Mayor of Zamboanga City (Philippines).
Mayor of Doncaster, UK
Recipient of the World Mayor Commendation in recognition for her services to local government
Mayor of Rennes, France
Recipient of the World Mayor Commendation in recognition for her commitment to strengthen civic harmony and prosperity in the City of Rennes
Mayor of Saarbrücken, Germany
Recipient of the World Mayor Commendation in recognition for her services to Franco-German co-operation and friendship
Mayor of Zamboanga City, Philippines
Recipient of the World Mayor Commendation for her commitment to offer Zamboanga City
harmony, security and prosperity
WORLD MAYOR 2018: MAYORS OF DISTINCTION
The 2018 World Mayor title Mayor of Distinction was given to (in alphabetical order of cities):
- 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).