Greece’s Mayor of Athens, Giorgos Kaminis and Lesvos’ Mayor Spiros Galinos, are in the running for the biennial World Mayor 2016 Award.

Both Greek Mayor’s have made it into the Top 15, which also includes Ada Colau, mayor of Barcelona; Giusi Nicolini, mayor of Lampedusa in Italy; Mayor Christopher Louras, from Vermont, USA and the Mayor of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Both Kaminis and Galinos have been picked for their ongoing efforts during the refugee crisis.

Mayor Spiros Galinos
Mayor Spiros Galinos

Every two years, the City Mayors Foundation awards a mayor who has made outstanding contributions to the community and has developed a vision for urban living and working that is relevant to towns and cities across the world.

The World Mayor Project aims to raise the profile of mayors worldwide and honour those who have served their communities well and who have made contributions to the well-being of cities nationally and internationally.

They will be selected through online voting at with voting closing on December 20 and the winner announced in January.

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.