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A feature of the Summit is the Mayors’ Forum. The forum provides a private and exclusive opportunity for the heads of local government to share knowledge, develop solutions for issues regarding city governance and promote the growth and prosperity of cities across the Asia Pacific region.

The 2015 Mayors’ Forum was facilitated by Alan Berube Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution and Marek Gootman Director of Strategic Partnerships & Global Initiatives, Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program (Washington).

The Mayors’ Forum is strictly by invitation only.

The 2015 Asia Pacific Cities Summit Mayors' Accord (PDF - 4.2Mb) summarises the key achievements, strategic objectives and direction of the Mayors' Forum, referencing the future of urban governance and representing the outcomes of the 2015APCS.

Attending Mayors

Datuk Abang Abdul Wahap Abang Julai

Datuk Abang Abdul Wahap Abang Julai

Mayor: Kuching North City Hall
(Kuching North)


Xuefeng Ai

Deputy Mayor: Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government
(Shenzhen)

Marlin-Alonte

Marlyn Alonte

Mayor: Biñan City Government
(Binan)

Arlene Arcillas

Arlene Arcillas

Mayor: Santa Rosa City Government
(Santa Rosa)


Paul Antonio

Mayor: Toowoomba Regional Council


Gary Bagnall

Mayor: Tweed Shire Council
(Murwillumbah)

Anne Baker

Anne Baker

Mayor: Isaac Region Council
(Moranbah)


Stephen Bali

Mayor: Blacktown City Council
(Blacktown)

Andrew Barr

Andrew Barr

Chief Minister: Canberra
(Canberra)


Javier Bedoy Teniente de Alcalde

Mayor: Municipalidad de San Isidro-Lima Peru
(Lima)

Steve Benjamin

Steve Benjamin

Mayor: Columbia, SC USA
(Columbia)



Jose Blandon

Mayor: Panama City
(Panama)


Gordon Bradbery

Mayor: Wollongong City Council
(Wollongong)

John Brent

John Brent

Mayor: Scenic Rim Regional Council
(Beaudesert)

Len Brown

Len Brown

Mayor: Auckland Council
(Auckland)

Kuang-Yau Chang

Kuang-Yau Chang

Deputy Mayor: Taichung City Government
(Taichung)

Shen-Hsien-Chen

Shen-Hsien Chen

Deputy Mayor: New Taipei City Government
(New Taipei)

Tai-Sun Chiu

Tai-Sun Chiu

Deputy Mayor: Taoyuan City Government
(Taoyuan City)

Deidre Comerford

Deidre Comerford

Mayor: Mackay Regional Council
(Mackay)


Democrito Diamante

Mayor: Municipality of Tuburan, Cebu
(Tuburan)

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Josemarie Diaz

Mayor: Ilagan City Government
(Ilagan)


Mathew Dickerson

Mayor: Dubbo City Council
(Dubbo)


Dave Donaldson

Deputy Mayor: Rotorua Lakes Council
(Rotorua)


Ross Fowler

Mayor: Penrith City Council
(Penrith)

James Gamao

James Gamao

Mayor: Panabo City Government
(Panabo)


Dennis Norman Go

Mayor: Gerona, Tarlac
(Gerona)

Germelina Goulart

Germelina Goulart

Mayor: Municipality of Caoayan, Ilocos Sur
(Caoayan)

Martin Haese

Martin Haese

Lord Mayor: Adelaide City Council
(Adelaide)

Sue Hickey

Sue Hickey

Lord Mayor: Hobart City Council
(Hobart)


Kizo Hisamoto

Mayor: Kobe City Government
(Kobe)


Teo Ho Pin

Mayor of North West Community Development Council
(Singapore)

Li-Ming HSU

Li-Ming Hsu

Deputy Mayor: Kaohsiung City Government
(Kaohsiung)

Giovani Italiano

Giovanni Italiano

Mayor: Stirling City Council
(Stirling)


Mark Jamieson

Mayor: Sunshine Coast Council
(Sunshine Coast)


Leonardo Javier, Jr

Mayor: Municipality of Javier, Leyte
(Javier)


Gary Johanson

Mayor: City of Port Adelaide Enfield
(Port Adelaide)


Steve Jones

Mayor: Lockyer Valley City Council
(Lockyer Valley)

Hyeok Kim

Hyeok Kim

Deputy Mayor: City of Seattle, Office of the Mayor
(Seattle)


Kaoru Kobayashi

Mayor: Fukushima City Government
(Fukushima)

Sun-Taik Kwon

Sun-Taik Kwon

Mayor: Daejeon Metropolitan City Government
(Daejeon)


George Lambrinidis

Deputy Mayor: City of Darwin
(Darwin)

Charles Lin

Charles Lin

Deputy Mayor: Taipei City Government
(Taipei)

Scott Lloyd

Scott Lloyd

Mayor: Parramatta City Council
(Parramatta)

Qun Luo

Qun Luo

Deputy Mayor: Nanjing Municipal People’s Government
(Nanjing)

Russell Lutton

Russell Lutton

Deputy Mayor: Logan City Council
(Logan)

Bob Manning

Bob Manning

Mayor: Cairns Regional Council
(Cairns)


Ben McAdams

Ben McAdams

Mayor: Salt Lake
(Salt Lake)

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Mubarak Munyagwa

Mayor: Kampala Capital City Authority
(Kamapala)

Sean O’Reilly

Sean O’Reilly

Mayor: City of Greater Dandenong
(Dandenong)


Gerard O'Connell

Mayor: Fraser Coast Regional Council
(Hervey Bay)

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Ramon Orfanel

Mayor: Municipality of Catanauan, Quezon
(Catanauan)

Meenaxi Patel

Meenaxi Patel

Mayor: Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation
(Ahmedabad)

John Philips

John Philips

Mayor: Ballarat City Council
(Ballarat)

Paul Pisasale

Paul Pisasale

Mayor: Ipswich City Council
(Ipswich)

Papalii Poloa

Papalii Pasi Poloa

Mayor: Aleisa-i-Sasa’e
(Aleisa-i-Sasa’e)

Graham Quirk

Graham Quirk

Lord Mayor: Brisbane City Council
(Brisbane)

Allan Rellon

Allan Rellon

Mayor: City Government of Tagum
(Tagum)

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Lisa Scaffidi

Lisa Scaffidi

Mayor: City of Perth
(Perth)

Adrian Schrinner

Adrian Schrinner

Deputy Mayor: Brisbane City Council
(Brisbane)


Ted Seng

Mayor: Randwick City Council
(Randwick)

Timothy Shadbolt

Timothy Shadbolt

Mayor: Invercargill City Council
(Invercargill)

Casiano Shoniber

Casiano Shoniber

Mayor: Kolonia Town Government
(Kalonia)

Margaret Strelow

Margaret Strelow

Mayor: Rockhampton Regional Council
(Rockhampton)

Allan Sutherland

Allan Sutherland

Mayor: Moreton Bay Regional Council
(Caboolture)

Jonathan Tan

Jonathan Tan

Mayor: Municipality of Pandan
(Pandan)

Shiing-Jer Twu

Shiing-Jer Twu

Mayor: Chiayi Government
(Chiayi)

Chandra Kant Umaria

Chandra Kant Umaria

Mayor: Suva Council
(Suva)

Khuong Vo Duy

Khuong Vo Duy

Vice Chairman: Da Nang People’s Committee
(Da Nang)


Jennifer Whitney

Mayor: Whitsunday Regional Council
(Proserpine)


Karen Williams

Mayor: Redland City Council
(Cleveland)


Yazhou Yang

Vice Mayor: Shenyang Municipal Government
(Shenyang)


Huafeng Yue

Vice Mayor: Xi’an Municipal People’s Government
(Xi’an)

Asaf Zamir

Asaf Zamir

Deputy Mayor: Tel Aviv-Yafo
(Tel Aviv)

Isidro Zayco

Isidro Zayco

Mayor: Kabankalan City Government
(Kabankalan)

Mayors' accord

Discussion at the 2013 Mayors Forum was facilitated by Professor Greg Clark and aimed to engage global leaders and stimulate dialogue and ideas on the issues facing cities now and into the future. During the forum, a set of core principles were developed which captured this knowledge, providing regional consensus on the future of cities. The Mayors’ Accord was signed by all mayors on the final day of the 2013APCS and commits the mayors to work together to deliver environmental, social and economic principles for the region.

See list of Mayors attend 2015APCS