"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.
Daniël Termont, Mayor of Ghent, Belgium, was awarded first runner-up and winner or the World Mayor Commendation for Services prize. Second runner-up and winner of the World Mayor Commendation for Services to Surabaya, Indonesia, Mayor Tri Rismaharini.
Iñaki Azkuna, Mayor of Bilbao, Spain, won the award in 2012.
Mayor Nenshi will be presented with the World Mayor Prize trophy later in the year.