The global honor is given to mayors who exemplify a host of leadership qualities such as honesty, leadership, vision, integrity, social and economic awareness and fostering good relations among different cultural, racial and social backgrounds.
Parker has been elected Houston’s mayor three times and garnered national attention for being the first openly gay mayor of a major U.S. city. She is just one of three United States mayors to make the cut.
The award is sponsored by City Mayors Foundation, an international think tank based in London.
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