Keep calm and Nenshi on

In fiscally conservative, redneck Calgary, we love our Mayor. 🙂

World Mayor Prize nominee Naheed Nenshi emerged from the 2013 Alberta floods with folk hero status and a range of t-shirts and posters in his honour

Born to South Asian immigrants from Tanzania, Nenshi became the first Muslim mayor of a major north American city in 2010.

Famously approachable, compulsively communicative and a digital native, Nenshi ran an insurgent grassroots campaign that stunned Calgary’s political establishment, squeaking into office past more established political figures with just under 40% of the vote in a divided field. …


Three years later, Nenshi was re-elected with a crushing 74% of the vote, after winning almost universal support for leading Calgary through one of its most difficult episodes of recent times: a catastrophic set of floods in June 2013 …

U.K. – The Guardian – Keep calm and Nenshi on: how floods turned the Calgary mayor into a folk hero

related – Calgary’s Nenshi makes short list for World Mayor Prize


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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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