Like his counterpart three hours south, Stephen Mandel has battled the province and political opponents with an often combative, always passionate defense of his city.
Mandel never apologized for his tone, or his fierce defense of the policies he believed helped the City of Edmonton improve their reputation.
Among many other accomplishments, Mandel secured Edmonton's downtown arena and steered a massive renovation of the River Valley.
Since first becoming mayor in 2004, Mandel's accomplishments have at times been over shadowed by his blunt reactions to comments by political opponents.
But through it all, Mandel could always be counted on for a good quote.
Click through the gallery below for some of his most quotable moments.