List of first female mayors

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The first woman mayor recorded is believed to be Susanna Madora Salter of the United States who served as mayor of Argonia, Kansas in 1887. Since then women have been elected as mayors in cities around the world.

Contents

19th century: 1880s1890s
20th century: 1900s1910s1920s1930s1940s1950s1960s1970s1980s1990s
21st century: 2000s2010s
References

1880s[edit]

1887

Susanna M. Salter, first woman mayor in United States and first female mayor of Argonia, Kansas, United_States

1890s[edit]

1893

Elizabeth Yates, first woman mayor in the British Empire and first female mayor of Onehunga, New Zealand[1]

1900s[edit]

1908

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, first woman mayor in England and first female mayor of Aldeburgh, United Kingdom[2]

1910s[edit]

1912

Mary Elizabeth Woolley, first woman mayor in Utah and part of the first all woman city council in the United States.

1918

Maria Skobtsova, first woman mayor in the former Russian Empire and first female mayor of Anapa, Russia[3]

1920s[edit]

1920

Lula V. Coleman, Deputy Sheriff of LaSalle Parish, is appointed Mayor of Jena, Louisiana by Governor John M. Parker as the first woman Mayor in Louisiana[4]

1921

Léonie Keingiaert de Gheluvelt, first woman elected mayor in Belgium, (city of Gheluvelt)
Lillian Cox Gault, first woman elected mayor in Minnesota[5][6]

1922

Alice Harrell Strickland, first woman elected mayor in the U.S. state of Georgia[7]

1923

Emma J. Harvat, first woman elected mayor of Iowa City and first woman in the United States to be elected mayor of a city with more than 10,000 inhabitants[8]
Janet Stancomb-Wills, first woman mayor of Ramsgate, Kent, England[9]

1924

Matilde Pérez Mollá, first woman elected mayor in Spain, (city of Gorga, Spain)

1925

Rebecca Estell Bourgeois Winston, first woman elected mayor in New Jersey:,[10] first mayor and founder of Estell Manor
Maggie Skipwith Smith, first woman elected mayor in Louisiana:[11]

1926

Bertha Knight Landes, first woman Mayor of Seattle, Washington and first woman mayor of a major American city[12]
Aasa Helgesen, first woman elected mayor of Utsira and first female mayor in Norway

1927

Alzira Soriano de Souza, first female appointed mayor in Brasil, and also first female mayor of Lages
Fanne Gaar, first woman elected mayor in Arizona, mayor of Casa Grande, Arizona[13]

1928

Lena Culver Hawkins, first lady mayor in the state of Florida. Mayor of Brooksville, Florida
Alzira Soriano, first woman elected mayor in Latin America, mayor of Lajes, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

1930s[edit]

1930

Luiza Zavloschi, first female mayor of Buda (Bogdănești) and the first woman elected mayor in Romania

1935

Alicia Cañas, first female elected mayor in Chile and also first female mayor of Providencia

1936

Barbara Hanley, first female mayor of Webbwood, Ontario and the first woman elected mayor in Canada

1937

Ines V. Serion, first female elected mayor of Vallehermoso, Negros Oriental and the first woman elected mayor in Philippines

1938

Lilian Fowler, first woman mayor of Newtown, Australia and first woman elected mayor in Australia[14]
Lady Gwladys Delamere, first woman mayor of Nairobi, Kenya[15]

1939

Kathleen Clarke, first woman Lord Mayor of Dublin, Ireland
Graciela Contreras, first woman elected mayor in Santiago, Chile
Alice D. Burke, first woman mayor of Westfield, Massachusetts and first woman elected mayor in New England[16]

1940s[edit]

1941

Elsie Chamberlain, first woman mayor of Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales[17]
Marie Elizabeth May Bell, first woman mayor of Windhoek, Namibia

1942

Gladys Maasdorp, first woman mayor of Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia (today's Harare, Zimbabwe)

1944

Mary Carey Dondero, first woman mayor of Portsmouth, New Hampshire[18]

1945

Odette Roux, first woman mayor of Les Sables-d'Olonne and the first woman mayor in France

1946

Truus Beliën, first woman mayor of Oost-, West- en Middelbeers and the first woman mayor in Netherlands
Luise Albertz, first woman elected mayor in Oberhausen and the first elected female mayor (Oberbürgermeisterin) in Germany
Felisa Rincón de Gautier, first woman mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico and first woman mayor of a capital city in United States soil

1947

Louise Schroeder, first female mayor of Berlin, Germany
Sarah G. Leffler, first female mayor of Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, and the first woman elected mayor in Pennsylvania[19]

1948

Zenzi Hölzl, first female mayor of Gloggnitz and also the first female mayor in Austria
Belle Cooledge, first female mayor of Sacramento, California

1949

Beryl Archibald Crichlow, first female mayor of San Fernando, and the first woman elected mayor in Trinidad and Tobago
Dorothy McCullough Lee, first woman mayor of Portland, Oregon

1950s[edit]

1950

Erika Keck, first woman elected mayor in Ahrensburg and the first elected female mayor (Bürgermeisterin) in Germany
Katharine Elkus White, first woman mayor of Red Bank, New Jersey
Müfide İlhan, first woman elected mayor in Turkey and of Mersin

1951

Charlotte Whitton, first woman elected mayor of Ottawa, Ontario
Olga Maturana, first woman elected Mayor of Pichilemu, Chile

1953

Agnes Israelson, first woman elected mayor in Minnesota

1954

Dorothy N. Dolbey, first woman elected mayor in Cincinnati, Ohio[20]
Emílie Knotková, first woman elected mayor in Liberec, Czechoslovakia

1956

Smt. Sulochana M. Modi, first woman elected mayor in Mumbai, India
Maria Desylla-Kapodistria, first woman elected mayor in Greece and of Corfu (city)
Dorothy Edwards, first woman elected mayor in Tasmania, Australia and of Launceston[21]

1957

Hulda Dóra Jakobsdóttir, first woman elected mayor in Kópavogur and first female mayor in Iceland

1958

Aruna Asaf Ali, first woman elected mayor in Dehli, India
Tara Cherian, first woman elected mayor in Chennai, India
Iris Winnifred King, first woman elected mayor in Kingston, Jamaica
Aldamira Guedes Fernandes, first woman elected mayor in Brasil and also first female mayor of Quixeramobim
Ester Roa, first woman elected mayor in Concepción, Chile


1959

Jane Dowdall, first woman elected Lord Mayor of Cork, Ireland
Joyce Newton Thompson, first woman elected mayor of Cape Town, South Africa

1960s[edit]

1960

Auður Auðuns, first woman mayor of Reykjavik, Iceland

1961

Barbara Saben, first woman mayor of Kampala, Uganda
May Ross McDowell, first woman elected mayor of Johnson City, Tennessee[22]
Violet Kusbel Cimbora, first woman elected mayor in Florida. Mayor of Masaryktown, Florida

1963

Eleanor Parker Sheppard, first woman mayor of Richmond, Virginia
Ann Hitch Kilgore, first woman mayor of Hampton, Virginia
Anita Fernandini de Naranjo, first woman mayor of Lima, Peru

1965

Norma O. Walker, first woman mayor of Aurora, Colorado and of a U.S. city with a population greater than 60,000
Grace Onyango, first woman elected mayor of Kisumu, Kenya and the first African woman who was a mayor of an African city[23]

1966

Constance Cummings-John, first appointed woman mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone
Nellie Beer, first elected female Lord mayor of Manchester, United Kingdom

1967

Norma Villareal de Zambrano, first woman mayor in Mexico
Ann Uccello, first woman mayor of Hartford, Connecticut and first female mayor of a U.S. state capital
Grace Hartman, first woman mayor of Sudbury, Ontario
Janet Wesonga, first woman mayor of Mbale, Uganda

1968

Lise Girardin, first woman Mayor of Geneva, Switzerland
Rena Parker, first woman mayor of Corona, California[24]
Silvia Boza, first woman mayor of Las Condes, Chile
Hsu Shih-hsien, first woman mayor of Chiayi City and first female mayor of a city on Taiwan

1969

Pilar Careaga Basabe, first woman mayor of Bilbao, Spain
Eve Homeyer, first woman elected mayor of Aspen, Colorado[25]

1970s[edit]

1970

Margaret Kenyatta, first black female mayor of Nairobi, Kenya
Dabir Azam Hosna, first woman elected mayor of Ahvaz, Iran
Colette Flesch, first woman elected mayor of Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

1971

Patience Latting, first woman elected mayor of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma[26]
Latting was also the first female mayor of any major U.S. city with more than 350,000 residents.[26]
Lorette Wood, first woman mayor of Santa Cruz, California[27]

1972

Ellen Walker Craig-Jones of (Urbancrest, Ohio) became the first African-American woman to be elected mayor, by popular vote, of a United States municipality.

1973

Eileen Lloyd, first woman elected mayor of Keansburg, New Jersey
Marjorie Alice Brown, first woman elected Lord mayor of Birmingham, United Kingdom

1974

Janet Gray Hayes, first woman elected Mayor of San Jose, California[28]
Hayes was also the first female mayor of a major U.S. city with more than 500,000 residents.[28]
Carrie Kent, first African American woman mayor of Walthourville, Georgia
Anne Kaplan, first woman mayor of Monticello, NY

1975

Joy Cummings, first woman elected Lord Mayor of Newcastle (New South Wales), Australia
Ella Stack, first woman elected Lord Mayor of Darwin, Australia
Mary Byrne, first woman elected mayor of Galway, Ireland
Beth Finch, first woman elected mayor of Fayetteville, North Carolina[29]
Helen Boosalis, first woman elected mayor of Lincoln, Nebraska
Ione Christensen, first woman elected mayor of Whitehorse, Yukon[30]
Lila Cockrell, first woman elected mayor of San Antonio, Texas

1976

Francisque Collomb, first woman elected mayor of Lyon, France
Sofía Medina de López, first woman elected mayor of Medellín, Colombia
Margaret Hance, first woman elected Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona[31]
Adlene Harrison, first woman mayor of Dallas, Texas
Dorothy Wilken, first woman elected mayor of Boca Raton, Florida[32]
Phyllis Sweeney, first woman elected mayor of Laguna Beach, California[33]

1977

Isabella Cannon, first woman elected mayor of Raleigh, North Carolina[34]
Unita Blackwell, first African American woman elected mayor in Mississippi, Mayersville, Mississippi
Mathilde Schroyens, first woman elected mayor of Antwerp, Belgium
Carole Keeton Strayhorn, first woman elected mayor of Austin, Texas
Betty Marshall, first woman elected Mayor of York, Pennsylvania[35]
Eleanor Crouch, first woman elected mayor of Santa Paula, California[36]
Maria Barnaby Greenwald, first woman elected mayor of Cherry Hill, New Jersey[37]

1978

Enma González, first elected female Mayor of Vigo, Spain
Dusty Miller, first woman elected mayor of Thunder Bay, Ontario
Marjorie Carroll, first woman elected mayor of Waterloo, Ontario

1979

Jane M. Byrne, first woman elected mayor of Chicago
Jane M. Byrne was also the first female mayor of any U.S. city with more than 1,000,000 residents. Also the first female mayor of any major U.S. city with more than 2,000,000 or 3,000,000 residents.
Dianne Feinstein, first woman elected mayor of San Francisco
Núria Albó, first woman elected mayor of La Garriga, Spain

1980s[edit]

1980

Patricia Logan, first woman elected mayor of Noblesville, Indiana

1981

Eileen Anderson, first woman elected mayor of Honolulu, Hawaii
Violet Khouri, first woman elected mayor of Kafr Yasif and the first Arab female mayor in Israel
Mary K. Shell, first woman elected mayor of Bakersfield, California[38]

1982

Hsu Shih-Hsien, first woman elected mayor of Chiayi City and the first woman elected mayor in Taiwan[39]
Kathryn J. Whitmire, first woman elected mayor of Houston, Texas

1983

Mary Donaldson, Baroness Donaldson of Lymington, first woman elected Lord Mayor of London, United Kingdom
Luiza Erundina, first woman elected mayor of São Paulo, Brasil
Wendy Chapman, first woman elected Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Australia
Elizabeth Kishkon, first woman elected mayor of Windsor, Ontario
Catherine Tizard, first woman elected mayor of Auckland, New Zealand[40]
Helen Westberg, first woman mayor of Carbondale,_Illinois, United_States[41]
Elda Pucci, first woman elected mayor of Palermo, Italy and first female mayor of an Italian city

1984

Daurene Lewis, first black female mayor in Nova Scotia (Annapolis Royal)[42]

1985

Sallyanne Atkinson, first woman elected Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Australia
Lorna Kesterson, first woman elected mayor of Henderson, Nevada[43]
Ella Bengel, first woman elected mayor of New Bern, North Carolina[44]
Ann Pomykal, first woman elected mayor of Lewisville, Texas[45]

1986

Alexis Ord, first woman elected mayor of Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Australia
Gretchen Brewin, first woman elected mayor of Victoria, British Columbia
Doone Kennedy, first woman elected Lord Mayor of Hobart, Tasmania[46]
Maria Luíza Fontenele, first woman elected mayor of Fortaleza, Brasil

1987

Maria Magnani Noya, first woman elected mayor of Turin, Italy
Carrie Saxon Perry, first woman elected mayor of Hartford, Connecticut
Sandra Warshaw Freedman, first woman elected mayor of Tampa, Florida[47]
May Cutler, first woman elected mayor of Westmount, Quebec

1988

Sophie Masloff, first woman elected Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Luiza Erundina, first woman elected mayor of São Paulo, Brazil

1989

Catherine Trautmann, first woman elected mayor of Strasbourg, France
Jan Reimer, first woman elected mayor of Edmonton, Alberta
Vicki Buck, first woman elected Mayor of Christchurch, New Zealand[48]
Krystyna Nesteruk, first woman elected mayor of Katowice, Poland
Janice Stork, first woman elected Mayor of Lancaster, Pennsylvania[49]
Suzie Azar, first woman elected mayor of El Paso, Texas

1990s[edit]

1990

Sharon Pratt Kelly, first woman elected Mayor of the District of Columbia
Hazel Beard, first woman elected mayor of Shreveport, Louisiana

1991

June Rowlands, first woman elected mayor of Toronto, Ontario
Linda Lingle, first woman elected Mayor of Maui, Hawaii
Rita Barberá, first woman elected mayor of Valencia, Spain
Moira Leiper Ducharme, first woman elected mayor of Halifax, Nova Scotia[50]
Susan Weiner, first woman elected Mayor of Savannah, Georgia[51]
Ana Rosa Payán, first woman elected mayor of Mérida, Mexico
Harue Kitamura, first woman elected mayor of Ashiya, Japan

1992

Sonia Durán de Infante, first woman in function of mayor of Bogotá, Colombia
Cheryll Woods-Flowers, first woman elected mayor of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Ann-Marit Sæbønes, first woman elected mayor of Oslo, Norway
Jane Robbins, first woman elected mayor of Pine City, Minnesota
Deedee Corradini, first woman elected mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah
M. Susan Savage, first woman elected mayor Tulsa, Oklahoma
Susan Thompson, first woman elected mayor of Winnipeg, Manitoba
Fran Wilde, first woman elected mayor of Wellington, New Zealand[52]

1993

Rita Cutajar, first woman mayor of Għasri (Gozo), and also first female mayor in Malta
Slobodanka Gruden, first woman elected mayor of Belgrade, Serbia
Ildikó Asztalos, first woman elected mayor of Miskolc, Hungary
Agnethe Davidsen, first woman elected mayor of Nuuk, Greenland
Ruth Bascom, first woman mayor of Eugene, Oregon[53]
Anne Jones, first woman elected mayor of Pottstown, Pennsylvania[54]

1994

Sharon Sayles Belton, first woman and first African-American elected mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Marie-Luise Smeets, first woman elected mayor of Düsseldorf, Germany
Dagmar Lastovecká, first woman elected mayor of Brno, Czech Republic

1995

Mary Lou Makepeace, first woman mayor of Colorado Springs, Colorado[55]
Joan Shafer, first woman elected mayor of Surprise, Arizona[56]
Petra Roth first woman elected mayor of Frankfurt, Germany
Ivi Eenmaa, first woman mayor of Tallinn, Estonia[57]
Soledad Becerril, first elected female mayor of Seville, Spain
Luisa Fernanda Rudi, first elected female mayor of Saragossa, Spain
Celia Villalobos, first elected female mayor of Málaga, Spain

1996

Eva-Riitta Siitonen, first woman elected mayor of Helsinki, Finland
Marina Matulović-Dropulić, first woman in function of mayor of Zagreb, Croatia (appointed 1996, elected 1997)

1997

Sarojini Yogeswaran, first woman elected mayor of Jaffna, Sri Lanka

1998

Elżbieta Grabarek-Bartoszewicz, first woman elected mayor of Gdańsk, Poland
Yael German, first woman elected mayor of Herzliya, Israel
Vilma Santos, first woman elected mayor of Lipa City, Philippines
Miriam Feirberg, first woman elected mayor of Netanya, Israel

1999

Patricia Nawa, first woman elected mayor of Lusaka, Zambia[58]
Blanca Vela, first woman elected mayor of Brownsville, Texas[59]
Jan Laverty Jones, first woman elected Mayor of Las Vegas, Nevada
Kay Barnes, first woman elected Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri
Jennifer Stultz, first woman elected mayor of Gastonia, North Carolina
Shirley Robb, first woman elected mayor of Princeton, Indiana[60]
Rosa Aguilar, first woman elected mayor of Córdoba, Spain
Yolanda Barcina, first woman elected mayor of Pamplona, Spain
Paz Fernández, first woman elected mayor of Gijón, Spain
Theresia Samaria, first woman elected mayor of Walvis Bay, Namibia

2000s[edit]

2000

Izalene Tiene, first woman elected mayor of Campinas, Brasil

2001

Yvonne Brown, first black woman elected mayor of Tchula, Mississippi; first black Republican woman elected mayor in the state of Mississippi
Martine Aubry, first woman elected mayor of Lille, France
Berta Cabral, first woman elected mayor of Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal[61]
Rhine McLin, first woman elected mayor of Dayton, Ohio
Shirley Franklin, first woman and black woman elected mayor of Atlanta, Georgia
Jane Leaver, first woman elected mayor of Medina, Ohio[62]
Ellen O. Moyer, first first woman elected mayor of Annapolis, Maryland
Dubravka Šuica, first woman elected mayor of Dubrovnik, Croatia
Rosa Russo Iervolino, first woman elected mayor of Naples, Italy
Ophelia Hoff Saytumah, first woman elected mayor of Monrovia, Liberia

2002

Jane L. Campbell, first woman elected mayor of Cleveland, Ohio
Dora Bakoyannis, first woman elected mayor of Athens, Greece
Annika Billström, first woman elected mayor of Stockholm, Sweden
Danica Simšič, first woman elected mayor of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Hilde Zach, first woman elected mayor of Innsbruck, Austria[63]
Nancy Merse, first woman mayor of Edgewater, New Jersey[64]
Brigitte Fouré, first woman elected mayor of Amiens, France

2003

Lucy Turnbull, first woman Lord Mayor of Sydney, Australia
Asma Chaabi, first female mayor of Essaouira, and the first woman elected mayor in Morocco
Angelika Volquartz, first woman mayor of Kiel, Germany
Laine Jänes, first woman mayor of Tartu, Estonia[65]
Valentina Matviyenko, first woman mayor of Saint Petersburg, Russia
Josefa Luzardo, first woman mayor of Las Palmas, Spain
Catalina Cirer, first woman mayor of Palma de Mallorca, Spain

2004

Maja Gojković, first woman mayor of Novi Sad, Serbia
Aminata Thiam, probably the first woman mayor of Dakkar, Senegal[66]
Oumou Sall Seck, first woman mayor of Goundam, Mali[67]

2005

Kim Driscoll, first woman elected mayor of Salem, Massachusetts[68]
Semiha Borovac, first woman mayor of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Marija-Maja Ćatović, first woman mayor of Kotor and first female mayor in Montenegro
Andrée Boucher, first woman elected mayor of Quebec City[69]
Dianne Watts, first woman elected mayor of Surrey, British Columbia[70]
Janet Mikhail, first woman mayor of Ramallah and first woman mayor of a West Bank town[71]
Violeta Menjívar, first woman mayor of San Salvador, El Salvador
Mercy Williams, first woman mayor of Kochi, India[72]
Prof. R Bindhu, first woman mayor of Thrissur, India[72]

2006

Eleni Mavrou, first woman elected mayor of Nicosia, Cyprus[73]
Ritt Bjerregaard, first woman mayor of Copenhagen, Denmark
Letizia Moratti, first woman elected mayor of Milan, Italy
Zenaida Moya, first woman elected mayor of Belize City, Belize
Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, first woman elected mayor of Warsaw, Poland
Olga Velazquez, first woman elected mayor of Portage, Indiana
Margaret Hornady, first woman elected mayor of Grand Island, Nebraska
Aissa Kirabo Kakira, first woman elected mayor of Kigali, Rwanda[74]

2007

Chen Wei, first woman elected mayor of Pingliang, China
Donnalee Lozeau, first woman elected mayor of Nashua, New Hampshire[75]
April Capone Almon, first woman elected mayor of East Haven, Connecticut
Matti Herrera Bower, first woman elected mayor of Miami Beach, Florida[76]
Sheila Dixon, first black woman elected mayor of Baltimore, Maryland
Barbara Ewing, first female Democrat elected mayor of Tell City, Indiana[77]
Susan M. Kay, first woman elected mayor of Weymouth, Massachusetts[78]
Shawna M. Gurgis, first woman elected mayor of Bedford, Indiana[79]
Lisa Scaffidi, first woman elected mayor of Perth, Australia
Marta Vincenzi, first woman elected mayor of Genoa, Italy
Mónica Fein, first woman elected mayor of Rosario, Argentina

2008

Sylviana Murni, first woman elected mayor of Central Jakarta and first female mayor in Indonesia
Elise Partin, first woman elected mayor of Cayce, South Carolina
Alys Lawson, first woman elected mayor of Conway, South Carolina[80]
Pam Lee, first woman elected mayor of Mullins, South Carolina[81]
Mimi Elrod, first woman elected mayor of Lexington, Virginia[82]
Patricia Sweetland, first woman mayor of Adams, New York
Jeanne-Marie Napolitano, first woman mayor of Newport, Rhode Island[83]
Mary Rossing, first woman elected mayor of Northfield, Minnesota[84]
Nancy Tia Brown, first woman elected mayor of Cody, Wyoming[85]
Wilda Diaz, first woman elected mayor of Perth Amboy, New Jersey[86]
Linda Johnson, first woman elected mayor of Suffolk, Virginia
Jetta Klijnsma, first woman mayor of The Hague, Netherlands
Helma Orosz, first woman elected mayor of Dresden, Germany
Blanca Alcalá, first woman elected mayor of Pueblo, Mexico
Sonia Castedo, first woman mayor of Alicante, Spain
Azra Jafari, first woman mayor of Nili and first woman mayor in Afghanistan (appointed)[87]
Eva Habil, first woman elected mayor of Komboha and first woman mayor in Egypt[88]

2009

Corine Mauch, first woman elected mayor of Zurich, Switzerland[89]
Donna McFadden-Connors, first woman appointed mayor of Pittston, Pennsylvania[90]
Cheri Barry, first woman elected mayor of Meridian, Mississippi[91]
Fumiko Hayashi, first woman elected mayor of Yokohama, Japan
Banda Karthika Reddy, first woman elected mayor of Hyderabad, India
Stephanie Miner, first women elected mayor of Syracuse, New York
Mia Love, first women elected mayor Saratoga Springs, Utah and first black women mayor in Utah
Melissa Johnson, first women elected mayor of West Jordan, Utah
Linda Thompson, first women elected mayor of and first African-American mayor of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Yordanka Fandakova, first woman elected mayor of Sofia, Bulgaria
Natasha Navas, first woman elected mayor of Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago

2010s[edit]

2010

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, first black woman mayor of Baltimore, Maryland, United_States who inherited the mayoral position (from Sheila Dixon)
Shari Decter Hirst, first woman elected mayor of Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Ana Olivera, first woman elected mayor of Montevideo, Uruguay
Debbie Amaroso, first woman elected mayor of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Teresa Tomlinson, first woman elected mayor of Columbus, Georgia, United_States [92]
Hanna Zdanowska, first woman elected mayor of Łódź, Poland
Elaine Trepper, first black woman mayor of Windhoek, Namibia
Katarína Macháčková, first woman mayor of Prievidza, Slovakia
Kazumi Inamura, first woman mayor of Amagasaki, Japan

2011

Madeline Rogero, first woman elected mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee, United_States
Laura Roughton, first woman elected mayor of Jurupa Valley, California, United_States and first mayor of Jurupa Valley, California[93]
Karen Freeman-Wilson, first woman elected mayor of Gary, Indiana, United_States and first African-American woman elected mayor in the State of Indiana
Ana Botella, first woman elected mayor of Madrid, Spain[94]
Salina Hayat Ivy, first woman elected mayor of Narayanganj, Bangladesh[95]
Adelina Farici, first woman elected mayor of Burrel, Albania

2012

Halyna Hereha, first woman appointed mayor of Kiev, Ukraine
Naomi Koshi, first woman elected mayor of Ōtsu, Japan
Frances Ann Romero, first woman elected mayor of Guadalupe, California, United_States
Kelli Linville, first woman elected mayor of Bellingham, Washington
Margarita Arellanes Cervantes, first woman elected mayor of Monterrey, Mexico
Vera Baboun, first woman elected mayor of Bethlehem, Palestine

2013

Cecelia Oba Tito, first woman elected mayor of Yei, South Sudan and also the first female mayor in South Sudan[96]
Ashley Hennings, first woman elected mayor of Newport, New York, United_States [97]
Jean Stothert, first woman elected mayor of Omaha, Nebraska, United_States
Lovely Warren, first woman elected mayor, and first African-American woman mayor of Rochester, New York, United_States [98]
Trish Abato, first woman elected mayor of Suffern, New York, United_States [99]
Marni Sawicki, first woman elected mayor of Cape Coral, Florida, United_States [100]
Del Rae Williams, first woman elected mayor of Moorhead, Minnesota, United_States [101]
Deb Hinchey, first woman elected mayor of Norwich, Connecticut, United_States [102]
Maile Wilson, first woman elected mayor of Cedar City, Utah, United_States [103]
Kathy Sheehan, first woman elected mayor of Albany, New York, United_States [104]
Toni Harp, first woman elected mayor, and first female African-American mayor of New Haven, Connecticut, United_States [105]
Anita Dugatto, first woman elected mayor of Derby, Connecticut, United_States [106]
Stacey Jordan, first woman elected mayor of Moorestown, New Jersey, United_States [107]
Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh, first woman elected mayor of Malmö, Sweden
Teuta Arifi, first woman elected mayor of Tetovo, Macedonia
Catherine Samba-Panza, probably the first woman elected mayor of Bangui, Central African Republic
Dorine Chukowry, first woman elected mayor of Port Louis, Mauritius[108]
Olga Rasamimanana, first woman elected mayor of Antananarivo, Madagascar
Priscilla Arhin, probably the first woman elected mayor of Cape Coast, Ghana

2014

Maty Mint Hamady, first woman elected mayor of Nouakchott, Mauritania[109]
Anne Hidalgo, first woman elected Mayor of Paris[110]
Mimoza Kusari-Lila, first woman elected mayor of Gjakova, Kosovo[111]
Johanna Rolland, first woman elected mayor of Nantes, France
Gültan Kışanak , first woman elected mayor of Diyarbakır, Turkey[112]
Joana Ntaja, first woman elected mayor of Zomba, Malawi[113]
Celeste Sanchez, first woman elected mayor of San Benito, Texas, United_States [114]
Tana Raymond, first woman elected mayor of Garfield, New Jersey, United_States [115]
Mayra Peña Lindsay, first woman mayor of Key Biscayne, Florida, United_States [116]
Adriana Krnáčová, first woman elected mayor of Prague, Czech Republic[117]
Sylivia Muzila, first woman elected mayor of Francistown, Botswana[118]
Andrea Turčanová, first woman elected mayor of Prešov, Slovakia
Louise Carter-King, first woman elected mayor of Gilette, Wyoming, United_States[119]

2015

Gail Ash, first woman elected mayor of Clermont, Florida, United_States [120]
Dr Zekra Alwach, first woman mayor of Baghdad, Iraq[121][122]
Christine Dansereau, first woman elected mayor of Roselle, New Jersey, United_States [123][124]

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