The world is about to find out what Calgarians already know, because it’s just been announced that Mayor Naheed Nenshi has just been shortlisted for the title of the world’s best mayor.

The 2014 World Mayor Prize is awarded by the City Mayors Foundation and if Nenshi is able to beat out the other 25 mayors in January, he’ll be the first Canadian mayor to do so!

Since Mayor Nenshi surprised everyone when he won his way into City Hall in 2010, thousands of people have been enjoying his unique way of interacting with both his constituents and politicians alike.

If the City Mayors Foundation is looking for further proof, I’ve gathered of some his best moments!


Update: He won!


He’s not afraid to answer the big questions:

He’s super good at finding things:

He’s really concerned for our health:


He makes sure we only have the best to eat:


He can’t believe that he has to tell us things:

He’s really bad at keeping secrets:

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Like, really bad:


He knows how to handle the press:

He’s a bit of a geek


Okay, a lot of a geek:


And finally, he’s not just a mayor, he’s also a teacher:



Mike Morrison


  1. I¦ll immediately clutch your rss as I can’t to find your email subscription link or e-newsletter service. Do you have any? Please let me know in order that I could subscribe. Thanks.

  2. LOVE your summary article on Nenshi. He is the only vote that I’ve made that has ever won and I am so, so proud to have him as my mayor. I still remember being a student and how excited I was watching the election coverage for his first election… I remember early in the night McIver was winning and Nenshi was behind… but as the actual numbers started to come in he just shot past everyone! 🙂

  3. You missed the time where he found my dog, and saved my children from broken hearts. Check out tweets on my (LKDohy) and the mayor’s feeds on August 29.

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