10/31/2014 02:44 EDT | Updated 10/31/2014 02:59 EDT

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi Shortlisted For World Mayor Prize

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Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi has made the official short list for the 2014 World Mayor Prize, an international search for the world's best mayor.

Nenshi, who has been elected twice as mayor, is just one of four North American mayors, and 26 mayors worldwide, to be nominated for the prize.

The honour, first awarded in 2004, is awarded every two years by the City Mayors Foundation.

"The City Mayors Foundation and the World Mayor Project were established in 2003 to promote, encourage and facilitate good local government," the foundation's website reads.

Iñaki Azkuna, Mayor of Bilbao, Spain, won the award in 2012.

Voting closes on Friday, and the winner will be announced in January.

Of course, we think Nenshi deserves the prize, but we're probably a bit biased. Click through the slideshow to see Nenshi's short list competitors:

Photo galleryWorld Mayor Prize 2014 Nominees See Gallery

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