02/02/2015 03:25 EST | Updated 04/04/2015 05:59 EDT

Naheed Nenshi awarded 2014 World Mayor Prize

Calgary's mayor is the top mayor in the world.

Naheed Nenshi has been awarded the 2014 World Mayor Prize by the World Mayor Project.

It aims to raise the profile of mayors worldwide by honouring those who have served their communities well by governing openly and honestly, and those who made significant contributions to cities nationally and internationally.

Nenshi beat out 25 other finalists for the honour.

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