List of first women mayors

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The first woman to serve as mayor is believed to be Susanna Madora Salter of the United States who served as mayor of Argonia, Kansas in 1887. However, the first woman recorded winning a mayoral election was Nancy Smith in 1862, who declined to be sworn in as mayor of Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Contents
19th century: 1860s1880s1890s
20th century: 1900s1910s1920s1930s1940s1950s1960s1970s1980s1990s
21st century: 2000s2010s
See also
References

1860s[edit]

1862

Nancy Smith, first woman elected mayor in the United States in Oskaloosa, Iowa in 1862.[1][2] United States
Smith declined to serve as mayor.[3]

1880s[edit]

Susanna M. Salter was the first woman to serve as mayor in the United States.

1887

Susanna M. Salter, the first woman to serve a term as mayor in United States, and first female mayor of Argonia, Kansas, United States United States

1888

Mary D. Lowman, the first woman elected mayor of Oskaloosa, Kansas, United States United States
also the second woman mayor in Kansas. She served alongside the first all-woman city council in the United States.[4] They were all re-elected in 1889.[5]

1889

Lucy Sullivan, the first woman mayor of Baldwin, Kansas, United States United States[6]

1890s[edit]

Elizabeth Yates was the first woman elected mayor in the British Empire in 1893

1893

Elizabeth Yates, first woman mayor in the British Empire and first female mayor of Onehunga, New Zealand New Zealand[7]
Barnes, elected the first woman mayor of Geuda Springs, Kansas in 1893.[8]

1894

Anna Austin, the first woman mayor of Pleasanton, Kansas, United States United States[9] [population approx., 1,500][10]

1895

Alice E. Burns, first woman mayor of Florence, Oregon, United States United States
Burns was also the first woman elected in the state of Oregon. Women were elected to all other town offices as well.[11][12]

1896

C. A. Curtis, the first woman mayor of Cimarron, Kansas, United States United States[13]
M. A. Wade, the first woman mayor of Ellis, Kansas, United States United States
Wade served with an all-woman municipal government.[14]

1897

Juno Strain, the first woman mayor of Jamestown, Kansas, United States United States[15]

1898

Jesse Parker, first woman mayor of Kendrick, Idaho, United States United States
also the first woman mayor in the state of Idaho.[16]

1900s[edit]

Dr. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson was the first woman elected mayor in England

1908

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, first woman mayor in England and first female mayor of Aldeburgh, United Kingdom United Kingdom[17]

1910s[edit]

Gwenllian Morgan was the first woman to serve as mayor in Wales.
Clara C. Munson was the first woman elected mayor in Oregon in the 19th century.
Imaginative drawing by reporter Marguerite Martyn of Mayor Ella Wilson of Hunnewell, Kansas, her supporters and opponents, with a photo. The all-male city council was attempting to remove her. St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 3, 1911

1910

Gwenllian Morgan, first woman mayor of Brecon, Wales, United Kingdom United Kingdom
first woman mayor in Wales[18]

1911

Kate F. O'Connor, first woman mayor of Arcadia, Illinois, United States United States[19]
Ella Wilson, first woman mayor of Hunnewell, Kansas,and said to be the first woman mayor in the United States United States[20]

1912

Clara C. Munson, first woman mayor of Warrenton, Oregon, United States United States
also the first woman elected mayor following the passage of the equal suffrage law in Oregon.[21] Some sources, including The Daily Astorian, erroneously call Munson the first woman elected mayor in Oregon, however, that distinction belongs to Alice E. Burns who was elected mayor of Florence, Oregon in 1895.[22]
Mary E. Woolley Chamberlain, first woman mayor of Kanab, Utah, United States United States
Susan Wissler, mayor of Dayton, Wyoming, United States United States
Wissler was the first woman mayor in Wyoming[23]

1913

Defenbaugh, first woman elected mayor in Tyro, Kansas, United States United States[24]

1914

Clara Latorette Larson, first woman elected mayor of Troutdale, Oregon, United States United States[25]

1915

A. R. Canfield, first woman mayor of Warren, Illinois, United States United States[26]
Estelle Lawton Lindsey, first woman to execute the duties of Mayor of Los Angeles, California, United States United States
it occurred when Los Angeles Mayor Henry R. Rose was absent from his post in September 1915 and directed Lindsey, a member of the city council, to fill-in as acting mayor.[27]

1916

Ellen French Aldrich, first woman elected mayor of Sawtelle, California, United States United States[28]
C. I. Driver, first woman to serve as mayor of Lone Rock, Colorado, United States United States
was appointed by the city council[29]

1917

Avis Francis, first woman mayor of Valley Center, Kansas, United States United States[30]
Ophelia “Birdie” Crosby Harwood, mayor of Marble Falls, Texas, United States United States
also the first woman mayor in Texas, elected by an all-male vote three years before women were allowed to vote.[31]
Marion Newhall Horwitz, first woman who served as mayor of Moore Haven, Florida, United States United States[32]
also first woman mayor in Florida
Laura Jane Starcher, first woman elected mayor of Umatilla, Oregon, United States United States[33]

1918

Blanch Shelley, first woman elected mayor of Sandy, Oregon, United States United States[34]
Maria Skobtsova, first woman mayor in the former Russian Empire and first female mayor of Anapa, Russia. Russia[35]

1919

Helen B. Coe, first woman elected mayor of Langley, Washington, United States United States
was elected with an all-woman city council[36]

1920s[edit]

The front page of the Flemish magazine Pallieter depicting Léonie Keingiaert de Gheluvelt, the first woman mayor in Belgium, as illustrated by Jos De Swerts.
Bertha Knight Landes was the first woman elected mayor in a major American city following her election as Mayor of Seattle in 1926.
Alzira Soriano (center) was the first woman to serve as mayor in Brazil. She held the position of Mayor of Lajes, Rio Grande do Norte from 1929 to 1930.

1920

Artkinson, first woman mayor of Jewett, Texas, United States, United States[37]
Lula V. Coleman first woman mayor of Jena, Louisiana, United States United States
Coleman, who was serving as deputy sheriff of LaSalle Parish, was appointed mayor by Governor John M. Parker, making her the first woman to serve as mayor in Louisiana[38]
Unnamed woman mayor of Thebes, Illinois, United States United States[39]
Louise Fussman, mayor Humboldt, Kansas, United States United States[39]
Grace B. Lampshire, first woman elected mayor of Burns, Oregon, United States United States
also the first woman elected mayor in Oregon by write-in vote[40]
Grace Miller, first woman elected mayor of Jackson, Wyoming, United States United States[41]
Bernice Pitts, first woman to execute the office of Mayor of Portland, Oregon, United States United States
Pitts, a student at Richmond School, served as mayor in place of George Luis Baker for five minutes[42]

1921

Ellen M. Anderson, first woman mayor of Lantana, Florida, United States United States[43]
Léonie Keingiaert de Gheluvelt, first woman elected mayor of Gheluvelt, Belgium Belgium
also the first woman elected mayor in Belgium
Lillian Cox Gault, first woman elected mayor of St. Peter, Minnesota, United States United States
also the first woman to serve as mayor in Minnesota[44][45]
Amy A. Kaukonen, first woman elected mayor in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, United States United States[46][47][48]
Mayme Ousley, first woman elected mayor of St. James, Missouri, United States United States
Ousley was also the first woman elected mayor in the state of Missouri
Mary Peterson, first woman elected mayor of Red Cloud, Nebraska, United States United States[49]
Florence J. Pierce, the first woman elected mayor of Goodhue, Minnesota, United States United States[50]
Dolly Spencer, first woman elected mayor of Milford, Ohio, United States United States[51]

1922

Beatrice Anna Cartwright, first woman elected mayor of Brackley, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom United Kingdom
Dr. Josie Rogers, first woman mayor of Daytona, Florida, United States United States[52]
Maude R. Satterthwaite, first woman mayor of Stonewall, North Carolina, United States United States[53]

1923

Emma J. Harvat, first woman elected mayor of Iowa City, Iowa, United States United States
first woman in the United States to be elected mayor of a city with more than 10,000 inhabitants[54]
Mary McFadden, first woman mayor of Magnetic Springs, Ohio, United States United States
was appointed by the city council at the age of 80.[55]
Janet Stancomb-Wills, first woman mayor of Ramsgate, Kent, England, United Kingdom United Kingdom[56]
Alice Harrell Strickland, first woman elected mayor in Duluth, Georgia, United States United States[57][58]

1924

Kathrine M. Cowan, first woman mayor of Wilmington, North Carolina, United States United States[59]
Lucy Dales, first woman elected mayor of Dunstable, England, United Kingdom United Kingdom[60]
Jesse Elwyn Nelson, first woman elected mayor of Signal Hill, California, United States United States
also Signal Hill's first mayor[61]
Edwina Benner, first woman elected mayor of Sunnyvale, California, United States United States
Matilde Pérez Mollá, first woman elected mayor in Spain, (city of Gorga, Spain) Spain
Mildred Putnam, first woman elected mayor of Stoutsville, Missouri, United States United States[62]

1925

Rebecca Estell Bourgeois Winston, first woman elected mayor in New Jersey, United States United States,[63]
first mayor and founder of Estell Manor
Maude Duncan, first woman elected mayor of Winslow, Arkansas, United States United States[64]
Maggie Skipwith Smith, first woman elected mayor in Louisiana, United States United States[65]

1926

Mattle Chandler, first woman mayor of Richmond, California, United States United States[66]
Bertha Knight Landes, first woman Mayor of Seattle, Washington, United States United States
first woman mayor of a major American city[67]
Aasa Helgesen, first woman elected mayor of Utsira and first female mayor in Norway Norway

1927

Alzira Soriano de Souza, first female appointed mayor in Brazil Brazil
also first female mayor of Lages
Fanne Gaar, first woman elected mayor in Arizona, mayor of Casa Grande, Arizona, United States United States[68]
Margaret Beavan, first woman elected Lord Mayor of Liverpool, England, United Kingdom United Kingdom
first woman lord mayor in the United Kingdom

1928

Lena Culver Hawkins, first woman mayor of Brooksville, Florida, United States United States
Ella L. Maddocks, first woman mayor of Owls Head, Maine, United States United States
"mayor" was an honorary title chosen by the Owls Head Select Committee[69]
Alzira Soriano, first woman elected mayor in Latin America, mayor of Lajes, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil Brazil

1929

Emily Jones, first woman elected mayor of Eureka, California, United States United States[70]
Bessie Moore, first woman elected mayor of Candor (village), New York, United States United States[71]
Moore won by write-in vote and refused to take the oath of office[72]

1930s[edit]

Alicia Cañas Zañartu was the first woman popularly elected in Chile.
Australia's first woman mayor was Lilian Fowler who began her tenure as mayor of Newtown in 1938.

1930

A. F. Board, first woman elected Mayor of Watford, England, United Kingdom United Kingdom[73]
Sadiye Hanım, first woman elected elected mayor in Turkey when elected for Kılıçkaya in Artvin Turkey
Essie Ward, first woman elected mayor of King City, Missouri, United States United States[74]
Luiza Zavloschi, first woman elected mayor in Romania when elected for Buda (Bogdănești) Romania

1932

Stella Alexander, first woman elected mayor of Issaquah, Washington, United States United States[75]

1933

Doris W. Bradway, first woman mayor of Wildwood, New Jersey, United States United States[76]

1935

Alicia Cañas, first female elected mayor in Chile, the first of Providencia Chile

1936

Barbara Hanley, first women elected mayor in Canada when elected to office in Webbwood, Ontario Canada[77]
Ann Eliza Longden, first woman elected Lord Mayor of Sheffield, England, United Kingdom United Kingdom

1937

Ines V. Serion, the first woman elected mayor in Philippines—elected in Vallehermoso, Negros Oriental Philippines
Kathrine Wykle, mayor of Clyde, New York, United States United States
also the first woman mayor in New York[78]

1938

Lilian Fowler, first woman mayor in Australia, at Newtown Australia[79]
Lady Gwladys Delamere, first woman mayor of Nairobi, Kenya Kenya[80]

1939

Kathleen Clarke, first woman Lord Mayor of Dublin, Ireland Republic of Ireland
Graciela Contreras, first woman elected mayor in Santiago, Chile Chile
Alice Burke, first woman elected as mayor in New England—in Westfield, Massachusetts, United States United States[81]

1940s[edit]

1940

Mary Ellen Presnell Brendle, first woman mayor of Englewood, Tennessee, United States United States[82][83]

1941

Elsie Chamberlain, first woman mayor of Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales, United Kingdom United Kingdom[84]
Marie Elizabeth May Bell, first woman mayor of Windhoek, Namibia Namibia
Edna Annie Crichton, first woman Lord Mayor of York, England, United Kingdom United Kingdom

1942

Gladys Maasdorp, first woman mayor of Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia (today's Harare, Zimbabwe) Southern Rhodesia
Jessie Beatrice Kitson, first woman Lord Mayor of Leeds, England, United Kingdom United Kingdom
took office after the previous male holder, Arthur Clark, died in office

1944

Mary Carey Dondero, first woman mayor of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States United States[85][86]

1945

Odette Roux, first woman mayor of Les Sables-d'Olonne and the first woman mayor in France France
Walker, first woman mayor of Lisle (village), New York, United States United States[87]

1946

Truus Beliën, first woman mayor of Oost-, West- en Middelbeers and the first woman mayor in Netherlands Netherlands
Luise Albertz, first woman elected mayor in Oberhausen and the first elected female mayor (Oberbürgermeisterin) in Germany Germany
Felisa Rincón de Gautier, first woman mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
first woman mayor of a capital city in United States soil
Ninetta Bartoli, first woman mayor in Italy and first female mayor in Sardinia.[88][89]

1947

Louise Schroeder, first female mayor of Berlin, Germany Germany
Sarah G. Leffler, first female mayor of Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States United States
also the first woman elected mayor in Pennsylvania[90]

1948

Zenzi Hölzl, first female mayor of Gloggnitz and also the first female mayor in Austria Austria
Belle Cooledge, first female mayor of Sacramento, California, United States United States
Mildred Stark, first female mayor of East Detroit (now Eastpointe), Michigan
also first female mayor in Michigan

1949

Beryl Archibald Crichlow, first female mayor of San Fernando, and the first woman elected mayor in Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
Dorothy McCullough Lee, first woman mayor of Portland, Oregon, United States United States
Edith P. Welty, first woman Mayor of Yonkers, New York, United States United States[91]

1950s[edit]

1950

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

1951

Rebekah H. Hord, first woman mayer in Kentucky, Maysville Kentucky, United States United States
Charlotte Whitton, first woman elected mayor of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Canada
Olga Maturana, first woman elected Mayor of Pichilemu, Chile Chile
Vera Martucci, first woman appointed mayor of Teterboro, New Jersey, United States United States[92]

1952

Violet Hardisty Grantham, first woman elected Lord Mayor of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, United Kingdom United Kingdom
Martha Priscilla Shaw, first woman elected mayor in South Carolina and first woman elected Mayor of Sumter, South Carolina, United States United States[93]

1953

Agnes Israelson, first woman elected mayor in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, United States United States
Dorothy Porter, first woman elected mayor in Nevada and first woman elected mayor of North Las Vegas, Nevada, United States United States[94]

1954

Dorothy N. Dolbey, first woman elected mayor in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States United States[95]
Emílie Knotková, first woman elected mayor in Liberec, Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia

1955

Ragina Balas, first woman elected mayor of Ferry Village, New York, United States United States[96]
Jane Forrester, first woman elected mayor of Belleville, Ontario, Canada Canada[97]
Alba Roballo, first woman elected to the (then collective) Municipal Council of Montevideo, Uruguay Uruguay
Mary Van Stevens, first woman elected mayor of Heppner, Oregon, United States United States[98]
She resigned in 1956 after purchasing a business in The Dalles, Oregon, United States United States.[99]

1956

Smt. Sulochana M. Modi, first woman elected mayor in Mumbai, India India
Maria Desylla-Kapodistria, first woman elected mayor in Greece and of Corfu (city) Greece
Dorothy Edwards, first woman elected mayor in Tasmania, Australia and of Launceston Australia[100]
Mary Estus Jones Webb, first woman to serve as Mayor-President of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States United States

1957

Hulda Dóra Jakobsdóttir, first woman elected mayor in Kópavogur and first female mayor in Iceland Iceland
Elizabeth Hall, first woman mayor of Sag Harbor, New York[101]
Betty Potter, first woman mayor of Mount Kisco, New York, United States United States[102]

1958

Aruna Asaf Ali, first woman elected mayor in Delhi, India India
Tara Cherian, first woman elected mayor in Chennai, India India
Iris Winnifred King, first woman elected mayor in Kingston, Jamaica Jamaica
Aldamira Guedes Fernandes, first woman elected mayor in Brazil and also first female mayor of Quixeramobim Brazil
Ester Roa, first woman elected mayor in Concepción, Chile Chile
Mary Pearce, first woman elected Lord Mayor of Leeds, England, United Kingdom United Kingdom

1959

Helena Evans, first woman elected Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom United Kingdom
Jane Dowdall, first woman elected Lord Mayor of Cork, Ireland Republic of Ireland
Joyce Newton Thompson, first woman elected mayor of Cape Town, South Africa South Africa

1960s[edit]

The first woman mayor in Queensland, Australia was Nellie Robinson who was mayor of Toowoomba from 1967 to 1981.
A statue depicting Taiwan's first woman mayor, Hsu Shih-hsien, who was first elected in 1968. She was elected for a second term in 1982.

1960

Auður Auðuns, first woman mayor of Reykjavik, Iceland Iceland
Dame Jean Roberts, first woman Lord Provost of Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
first woman lord provost. "Provost" is used instead of "mayor" in Scotland
Margot Brett, first woman mayor of Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (today Zimbabwe) Southern Rhodesia

1961

Barbara Saben, first woman mayor of Kampala, Uganda Uganda
May Ross McDowell, first woman elected mayor of Johnson City, Tennessee, United States United States[103]
Violet Kusbel Cimbora, first woman elected mayor in Florida. Mayor of Masaryktown, Florida, United States United States
Myrtle Reed, first woman mayor of Grand River, Ohio, United States United States

1962

Eleanor P. Sheppard, first woman elected mayor of Richmond, Virginia, United States United States[104]
Leonida Tămaș, first woman mayor of Timisoara, Romania Romania

1963

Marian Erdmann, first woman elected mayor of Great Falls, Montana, United States United States[105]
Ann Hitch Kilgore, first woman mayor of Hampton, Virginia, United States United States
Anita Fernandini de Naranjo, first woman mayor of Lima, Peru Peru
Florence Mills Brown, first woman elected lord mayor of Bristol, England, United Kingdom United Kingdom

1964

Lenore Bishop, first woman mayor of Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia Australia
also first woman mayor in South Australia[106]
Vera Kolarič, first woman mayor of Maribor (present Slovenia) Slovenia

1965

Norma O. Walker, first woman mayor of Aurora, Colorado, United States United States
Grace Onyango, first woman elected mayor of Kisumu, Kenya Kenya
also the first African woman who was a mayor of an African city[107]

1966

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

1967

Norma Villareal de Zambrano, first woman mayor in Mexico Mexico
Ann Uccello, first woman mayor of Hartford, Connecticut, United States United States
also first woman mayor of a U.S. state capital
Grace Hartman, first woman mayor of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada Canada
Janet Wesonga, first woman mayor of Mbale, Uganda Uganda
Mary "Peggy" Kerr, first woman mayor of Sayreville, New Jersey, United States United States
was elected with three female councilwomen, creating the first female-majority municipal government in New Jersey
Nellie Robinson, first woman mayor of Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Australia
also the first woman mayor in Queensland[108]

1968

Lise Girardin, first woman Mayor of Geneva, Switzerland Switzerland
Rena Parker, first woman mayor of Corona, California, United States United States[109]
Silvia Boza, first woman mayor of Las Condes, Chile Chile
Hsu Shih-Hsien, first woman elected mayor of Chiayi City and the first woman elected mayor in Taiwan Taiwan[110]

1969

Pilar Careaga Basabe, first woman mayor of Bilbao, Spain Spain
Eve Homeyer, first woman elected mayor of Aspen, Colorado, United States United States[111]
Viola Phillips, first woman mayor elected in Loveland, Ohio, United States United States
also first woman mayor in Hamilton County[112]

1970s[edit]

Colette Flesch was the first woman elected mayor of Luxembourg City
In 1975, Ella Stack became the first woman elected Lord Mayor of Darwin, Australia
Unita Blackwell was the first African American woman elected mayor in Mississippi. She served as mayor of Mayersville, Mississippi from 1976 to 2001.
On December 4, 1978, Dianne Feinstein was named acting mayor of San Francisco, making her the city's first woman mayor. In 1979, she ran and won as mayor making her the first elected woman to serve as mayor in San Francisco.

1970

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

1971

Linda A. Blogoslawski, first woman elected mayor of New Britain, Connecticut, United States United States[113]
Patience Latting, first woman elected mayor of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States United States[114]
Latting was also the first female mayor of any major U.S. city with more than 350,000 residents.[114]
Lorette Wood, first woman mayor of Santa Cruz, California, United States United States[115]
Dorothy F. Innes, first woman elected Lord mayor of Plymouth, England, United Kingdom United Kingdom
Norene Mosley, first woman elected mayor of Polson, Montana, United States United States[116]

1972

Ellen Walker Craig-Jones, first woman elected mayor of Urbancrest, Ohio, United States United States
also the first African-American woman to be elected mayor by popular vote of a United States municipality.
Phyllis Loe, first woman elected Lord mayor of Portsmouth, United Kingdom United Kingdom
Jane Bigelow, first woman mayor of London, Ontario, Canada Canada

1973

Jemima Cook, first woman elected mayor of Twin Bridges, Montana, United States United States[117]
Eileen Lloyd, first woman elected mayor of Keansburg, New Jersey, United States United States
Marjorie Alice Brown, first woman elected Lord mayor of Birmingham, United Kingdom United Kingdom
Julianne M. Jensen was elected the first woman mayor of Knoxville, Iowa, United States United States
Barbara Impellittiere, first woman elected mayor of Cold Spring, New York, United States United States[118]
Jane McCormick Tolmach first woman elected Mayor of Oxnard, California, United States United States

1974

Janet Gray Hayes, first woman elected Mayor of San Jose, California, United States United States[119]
Hayes was also the first female mayor of a major U.S. city with more than 500,000 residents.[119]
Eleanor Kieliszek, first woman elected Mayor of Teaneck, New Jersey, United States United States[120]
Carrie Kent, first African-American woman mayor of Walthourville, Georgia, United States United States
Anne Kaplan, first woman mayor of Monticello, New York, United States United States[121]

1975

Ruth Blankman, first woman elected mayor of Canton, New York, United States United States[122]
Helen Boosalis, first woman elected mayor of Lincoln, Nebraska, United States United States
Mary Byrne, first woman elected mayor of Galway, Ireland Republic of Ireland
Ione Christensen, first woman elected mayor of Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Canada[123]
Lila Cockrell, first woman elected mayor of San Antonio, Texas, United States United States
Joy Cummings, first woman elected Lord Mayor of Newcastle (New South Wales), Australia Australia
Beth Finch, first woman elected mayor of Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States United States[124]
Betty Edmondson, first woman mayor of Yakima, Washington, United States United States[125]
Evelyn Helena Parker, first woman mayor of Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia Australia
also the first woman mayor in Western Australia[126]
Connie Ames Peters, first woman elected mayor of Wichita, Kansas, United States United States[127]
Eleanor A. Simpson, first woman elected mayor in Old Westbury, New York, United States United States
also first woman elected mayor in Nassau County, New York[128]
Ella Stack, first woman elected Lord Mayor of Darwin, Australia Australia

1976

Unita Blackwell, first African American woman elected mayor in Mississippi, United States United States
served as Mayor of Mayersville, Mississippi from 1976 to 2001
Sofía Medina de López, first woman elected mayor of Medellín, Colombia Colombia
Margaret Hance, first woman elected Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona, United States United States[129]
Adlene Harrison, first woman mayor of Dallas, Texas, United States United States
Dorothy Wilken, first woman elected mayor of Boca Raton, Florida, United States United States[130]
Phyllis Sweeney, first woman elected mayor of Laguna Beach, California, United States United States[131]

1977

Maria Barnaby Greenwald, first woman elected mayor of Cherry Hill, New Jersey[132]
Isabella Cannon, first woman elected mayor of Raleigh, North Carolina, United States United States[133]
Eleanor Crouch, first woman elected mayor of Santa Paula, California, United States United States[134]
Joyce Ebert, first woman to serve as mayor of Everett Washington, United States United States[135]
Carole Keeton Strayhorn, first woman elected mayor of Austin, Texas, United States United States
Betty Marshall, first woman elected Mayor of York, Pennsylvania, United States United States[136]
Suzi Oppenheimer, first woman elected mayor of Mamaroneck (village), New York, United States United States[137]
Mathilde Schroyens, first woman elected mayor of Antwerp, Belgium Belgium

1978

Dianne Feinstein, first woman and first person of Jewish faith to serve as Mayor of San Francisco, United States United States
Feinstein was appointed mayor on December 4, 1978 following the shooting death of her predecessor, George Moscone. In 1979, she became the first woman elected Mayor of San Francisco.
Enma González, first elected female Mayor of Vigo, Spain Spain
Dusty Miller, first woman elected Mayor of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada Canada
Marjorie Carroll, first woman elected Mayor of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Canada
Helen Wilkes, first woman to become Mayor of West Palm Beach, Florida, United States United States[138]
Frances Prince, first woman to become mayor of Thousand Oaks, California, United States United States
also served 1983 to 1984[139]

1979

Núria Albó, first woman elected mayor of La Garriga, Spain Spain
Jane M. Byrne, first woman elected Mayor of Chicago, Illinois, United States, United States United States
Byrne was also the first female mayor of any United States city with more than 3 million residents.
Clo Hoover, first woman elected mayor of Santa Monica, California, United States United States[140]
Virginia Smith, first woman mayor of Ticonderoga, New York, United States United States[141]

1980s[edit]

Kathryn J. Whitmire was the first woman elected Mayor of Houston, Texas in 1982.
The first woman mayor of Mayor of Auckland City, Catherine Tizard, was elected in 1983.
Sallyanne Atkinson was the first woman elected Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Australia in 1985.
Virginia Beach first elected Meyera Oberndorf mayor in 1988, making her the city's first woman mayor. She served in that capacity until 2009.
In 1989, Luiza Erundina became the first woman Mayor of São Paulo, Brazil.
In 1989, Strasbourg, France elected its first woman mayor, Catherine Trautmann.


1980

Janice Bateman, first woman mayor of Berwick, Victoria, Australia Australia[142]
Patricia Logan, first woman elected mayor of Noblesville, Indiana, United States United States
Janet Smith, first woman elected mayor of St. Albans (city), Vermont, United States United States
less than a week after she was sworn-in Smith was shot an killed at her home.[143]

1981

Joy Burgess, first woman elected mayor of Milwaukie, Oregon, United States United States[144]
Ruth Burleigh, first woman elected mayor of Bend, Oregon, United States[145]
Juanita Crabb, first woman elected Mayor of Binghamton, New York, United States United States[146]
Eileen Anderson, first woman elected Mayor of Honolulu, Hawaii, United States United States
Violet Khouri, first woman elected mayor of Kafr Yasif and the first female mayor in Israel Israel
Mary K. Shell, first woman elected mayor of Bakersfield, California, United States United States[147]
Deborah Ponder Baker, first woman mayor of Hot Springs, North Carolina, United States United States[148]

1982

Kathryn J. Whitmire, first woman elected mayor of Houston, Texas, United States United States
Tina Tomlje, first woman mayor of Ljubljana, present Slovenia Slovenia
Juanita Crabb, first woman elected mayor of Binghamton, New York, United States United States
Grace Bannister, first woman elected Lord Mayor of Belfast, United Kingdom United Kingdom
Kit Ward, first woman mayor of Nuneaton and Bedworth, England, United Kingdom United Kingdom[149]
Sue Marie Young, first woman elected mayor of Richfield, Utah, United States United States[150]

1983

Mary Donaldson, Baroness Donaldson of Lymington, first woman elected Lord Mayor of London, England, United Kingdom United Kingdom
Luiza Erundina, first woman elected mayor of São Paulo, Brasil Brazil
Wendy Chapman, first woman elected Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Australia Australia
Elizabeth Kishkon, first woman elected mayor of Windsor, Ontario, Canada Canada
Sue Miller, first woman elected mayor of Salem, Oregon, United States United States[151]
Elda Pucci, first woman elected mayor of Palermo, Italy Italy
also the first female mayor of an Italian city
Catherine Tizard, first woman elected mayor of Auckland, New Zealand New Zealand[152]
Helen Westberg, first woman mayor of Carbondale, Illinois, United States United States[153]

1984

Daurene Lewis, first black female mayor in Nova Scotia, Canada (Annapolis Royal) Canada[154]
Mary Kate Stovall, first female, first African American mayor of Hurtsboro, Alabama, United States United States
Donna Owens, first woman elected Mayor of Toledo, Ohio, United States United States[155]
Karen Johnson, first woman elected mayor of Schenectady, New York, United States United States[156]
Elsie Wayne, first woman elected mayor of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada Canada[157]

1985

Sallyanne Atkinson, first woman elected Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Australia Australia
first woman member of the Liberal Party of Australia to serve as Lord Mayor[158]
Ella Bengel, first woman elected mayor of New Bern, North Carolina, United States United States[159]
Dee Donne, the first woman elected mayor of Torrington, Connecticut, United States United States[160]
Shirley Huffman, first woman elected mayor of Hillsboro, Oregon, United States United States[161]
Lorna Kesterson, first woman elected mayor of Henderson, Nevada, United States United States[162]
Gerri Lynn O'Connor, first woman elected mayor of Durham Region, Ontario, Canada Canada[163]
Ann Pomykal, first woman elected mayor of Lewisville, Texas, United States United States[164]

1986

Alexis Ord, first woman elected mayor of Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Australia Australia
Gretchen Brewin, first woman elected mayor of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Canada
Doone Kennedy, first woman elected Lord Mayor of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Australia[165]
Maria Luíza Fontenele, first woman elected mayor of Fortaleza, Brasil Brazil
Maureen O'Connor, first woman elected mayor of San Diego, California, United States United States
Jessie M. Rattley, first woman and African American elected by fellow Council members as mayor of the City of Newport, Rhode Island, United States United States [166]
Lois Reed, first woman elected mayor of Malinta, Ohio, United States United States
Reed served for ten minutes before tendering her resignation[167]

1987

Maria Magnani Noya, first woman elected mayor of Turin, Italy Italy
Carrie Saxon Perry, first woman elected mayor of Hartford, Connecticut, United States United States
Sandra Warshaw Freedman, first woman elected mayor of Tampa, Florida, United States United States[168]
May Cutler, first woman elected mayor of Westmount, Quebec, Canada United States
Sue Myack, first woman elected Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, United States United States
Lottie Shackelford, first woman to serve as mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas, United States United States[169]
Laura Slate, first woman elected mayor of Gouverneur, New York, United States United States[170]
Annette Strauss, first woman elected mayor of Dallas, Texas, United States United States[171]
Betty Turner, first woman elected mayor of Corpus Christi, Texas, United States United States[172]
Helen Perkins, first woman elected mayor of Hollandale, Mississippi, United States United States
also the city's first African American mayor[173]

1988

Agnes Devanadera, first woman elected mayor of Sampaloc, Quezon, PhilippinesPhilippines
Elizabeth H. Dwarica, first woman elected mayor of Leonia, New Jersey, United States United States[174][175]
Luiza Erundina, first woman elected mayor of São Paulo, Brazil Brazil
Eleanor McLaughlin, first woman Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
Sophie Masloff, first woman elected Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States United States
Meyera E. Oberndorf, first woman elected mayor of Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States United States
Joyce Trimmer, first woman elected mayor of Scarborough, Ontario, Canada Canada[176]
Rosalia I. Umali, first woman elected Mayor of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines Philippines

1989

Annette Jäger, first female mayor of Essen, Germany Germany[177]
Catherine Trautmann, first woman elected mayor of Strasbourg, France France
Jan Reimer, first woman elected mayor of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Canada
Vicki Buck, first woman elected Mayor of Christchurch, New Zealand New Zealand[178]
Krystyna Nesteruk, first woman elected mayor of Katowice, Poland Poland
Janice Stork, first woman elected Mayor of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States United States[179]
Suzie Azar, first woman elected mayor of El Paso, Texas, United States United States
Martha S. Wood, first woman elected mayor of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States United States[180]

1990s[edit]

Sharon Pratt Kelly was the first woman mayor of Washington, D.C. (elected in 1990, took office in 1991).
In 1991, Rita Barberá was the first woman elected mayor of Valencia, Spain.
Linda Lingle, who later became the first woman Governor of Hawaii, was the first woman elected Mayor of Maui in 1991.
Frankfurt, Germany elected Petra Roth mayor in 1995, making her the first woman to serve the city in that capacity.
Ivi Eenmaa was the first woman mayor of Tallinn, Estonia, serving from 1997 to 1999.
From 1999 to 2009, Rosa Aguilar was the Mayor of Córdoba, the first woman in the city's history to serve in that capacity.

1990

Hazel Beard, first woman elected mayor of Shreveport, Louisiana, United States United States
Franciszka Cegielska first woman elected mayor of Gdynia, Poland Poland
Alice Jempsa, Los Alamitos, California, United States United States[181]

1991

Rita Barberá, first woman elected mayor of Valencia, Spain Spain
Cosetta Castagno, first woman elected mayor of Vernon, Utah, United States United States[182]
Ruth Devenney, first woman mayor of Kiama, New South Wales, Australia Australia[183]
Harue Kitamura, first woman elected mayor of Ashiya, Japan Japan
Moira Leiper Ducharme, first woman elected mayor of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Canada[184]
Linda Lingle, first woman elected Mayor of Maui, Hawaii, United States United States
Sharon Pratt Kelly, first woman elected Mayor of the District of Columbia, United States United States[185]
Ana Rosa Payán, first woman elected mayor of Mérida, Mexico Mexico
June Rowlands, first woman elected mayor of Toronto, Ontario, Canada Canada
Kaba Rougui Barry, first woman elected mayor of Matam, Guinea Guinea[186]
Susan Weiner, first woman elected Mayor of Savannah, Georgia, United States United States[187]
Elizabeth Brater, first woman elected Mayor of Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States United States
Joyce Johnson, first woman mayor of Orem, Utah, United States United States[188]
Mary Kanyha, first woman mayor of Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina, United States United States[189]

1992

Deedee Corradini, first woman elected mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah, United States United States
Sonia Durán de Infante, first woman in function of mayor of Bogotá, Colombia Colombia
Jane Robbins, first woman elected mayor of Pine City, Minnesota, United States United States
Marilyn Roman, first woman to serve as Mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey, United States United States
served as acting mayor for over four months following the removal of her predecessor, Gerald McCann, who was convicted of fraud[190]
Ann-Marit Sæbønes, first woman elected mayor of Oslo, Norway Norway
M. Susan Savage, first woman elected mayor Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States United States
Susan Thompson, first woman elected mayor of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Canada
Fran Wilde, first woman elected mayor of Wellington, New Zealand New Zealand[191]
Cheryll Woods-Flowers, first woman elected mayor of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States United States
Stella Welsh, first woman elected mayor of Orem, Utah, United States United States[192]
Welsh defeated Joyce Johnson, the first woman mayor of Orem who was appointed by the city council, in the 1991 general election

1993

Eunice Britto, first woman elected mayor Mangalore (Mangaluru), India India[193]
Rita Cutajar, first woman mayor of Għasri (Gozo), and also first female mayor in Malta Malta
Slobodanka Gruden, first woman elected mayor of Belgrade, Serbia Serbia
Ildikó Asztalos, first woman elected mayor of Miskolc, Hungary Hungary
Agnethe Davidsen, first woman elected mayor of Nuuk, Greenland Greenland
Ruth Bascom, first woman mayor of Eugene, Oregon, United States United States[194]
Anne Jones, first woman elected mayor of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States United States[195]
Shirley Seney, first woman mayor of Lake Placid, New York, United States United States[196]

1994

Sharon Sayles Belton, first woman and first African-American elected mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States United States
Patricia Candiano, first woman mayor of Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States United States[197]
Dagmar Lastovecká, first woman elected mayor of Brno, Czech Republic Czech Republic
Marie-Luise Smeets, first woman elected mayor of Düsseldorf, Germany Germany

1995

Soledad Becerril, first elected female mayor of Seville, Spain Spain
Ivi Eenmaa, first woman mayor of Tallinn, Estonia Estonia[198]
Christine Korff, first woman elected mayor of Port Chester, New York, United States United States[199]
Mary Lou Makepeace, first woman mayor of Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States United States[200]
Petra Roth first woman elected mayor of Frankfurt, Germany Germany
Luisa Fernanda Rudi, first elected female mayor of Saragossa, Spain Spain
Joan Shafer, first woman elected mayor of Surprise, Arizona, United States United States[201]
Saroj Singh, first woman elected mayor of Varanasi, India India[202]
Celia Villalobos, first elected female mayor of Málaga, Spain Spain
Rosemary Waldorf, first woman elected Mayor of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States United States[203]

1996

Margaret Farquhar, first woman elected Lord Provost of Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
Marina Matulović-Dropulić, first woman in function of mayor of Zagreb, Croatia Croatia
(appointed 1996, elected 1997)
Eva-Riitta Siitonen, first woman elected mayor of Helsinki, Finland Finland

1997

Fay Brennan, first woman elected mayor of Wyong, New South Wales, Australia Australia[204]
Jessica Maes, first woman elected mayor of Huntington Park, California, United States United States[205]
Joan Wagnon, first woman elected of mayor of Topeka, Kansas, United States United States[206]
Tokozile Xasa, first woman elected mayor of Amathole District, Eastern Cape, South Africa South Africa
also first woman mayor in Eastern Cape[207]

1998

Miriam Feirberg, first woman elected mayor of Netanya, Israel Israel
Yael German, first woman elected mayor of Herzliya, Israel Israel
Elżbieta Grabarek-Bartoszewicz, first woman elected mayor of Gdańsk, Poland Poland
Fikile Mtembu, first woman elected mayor of Manzini, Swaziland Swaziland[208]
also first woman mayor in Swaziland[209]
Vilma Santos, first woman elected mayor of Lipa City, Philippines Philippines
Sarojini Yogeswaran, first woman elected mayor of Jaffna, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
she was assassinated three months into her term[210]

1999

Rosa Aguilar, first woman elected mayor of Córdoba, Spain Spain
Yolanda Barcina, first woman elected mayor of Pamplona, Spain Spain
Kay Barnes, first woman elected Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, United States United States
Paz Fernández, first woman elected mayor of Gijón, Spain Spain
Jan Laverty Jones, first woman elected Mayor of Las Vegas, Nevada, United States United States
Maria Clara Lobregat, first woman elected Mayor of Zamboanga City, Philippines Philippines
Patricia Nawa, first woman elected mayor of Lusaka, Zambia Zambia[211]
Shirley Robb, first woman elected mayor of Princeton, Indiana, United States United States[212]
Rosario Robles, first woman Head of Government of the Federal District in Mexico City, Mexico Mexico[213]
in Mexico City, "Head of Government of the Federal District" is the equivalent of a mayor.
Theresia Samaria, first woman elected mayor of Walvis Bay, Namibia Namibia
Frankie Seaberry, first woman elected mayor of Centerville, Missouri, United States United States[214]
Jennifer Stultz, first woman elected mayor of Gastonia, North Carolina, United States United States
Helen Wright, first woman elected Lord Provost of Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
Yvonne Thorne, first woman elected mayor of Dorset Council in Tasmania, Australia Australia[215]
Blanca Vela, first woman elected mayor of Brownsville, Texas, United States United States[216]
Deborah C. Whitcraft, the first woman elected mayor of Beach Haven, New Jersey, United States United States[217]

Sharon J. Bilinski, the first woman elected Mayor of Pana, Illinois, United States, May 1, 1999. Pana News Palladium

2000s[edit]

Martine Aubry is the current Mayor of Lille, France having assumed office in 2001 as the city's first woman mayor.
In 2002, Rhine McLin became the first woman elected mayor of Dayton, Ohio.
Atlanta, Georgia elected its first woman mayor, Shirley Franklin, in 2002.
Baltimore, Maryland elected Sheila Dixon mayor in 2007, making her the first woman to serve as mayor. In 2010, she resigned following a fraud indictment that she plead guilty to.
Matti Herrera Bower is the first woman to serve as Mayor of Miami Beach, Florida.
Azra Jafari was appointed to serve as mayor of Nili, Afghanistan, making her the county's first woman mayor.
In 2009, Zurich, Switzerland elected Corine Mauch as their mayor, making her the first woman to serve the city in that capacity.
Mia Love was the first woman elected mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah and the first African American woman elected mayor in the state of Utah.

2000

Lore Christopher, first woman elected mayor of Keizer, Oregon, United States United States[218]
Alison Grosse, previously known as Allison Kerr-Jones, first woman elected mayor of the Shire of Maroochy, Queensland, Australia Australia[219][220]
Izalene Tiene, first woman elected mayor of Campinas, Brazil Brazil

2001

Yvonne Brown, first black woman elected mayor of Tchula, Mississippi, United States United States
first black Republican woman elected mayor in the state of Mississippi
Martine Aubry, first woman elected mayor of Lille, France France
Berta Cabral, first woman elected mayor of Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal[221]
Lauren Fortmiller, first woman elected mayor of Sag Harbor, New York, United States United States
also the first lesbian mayor of Sag Harbor
Rhine McLin, first woman elected mayor of Dayton, Ohio, United States United States
Shirley Franklin, first woman and black woman elected mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, United States United States
Jane Leaver, first woman elected mayor of Medina, Ohio, United States United States[222]
Ellen O. Moyer, first woman elected mayor of Annapolis, Maryland, United States United States
Dubravka Šuica, first woman elected mayor of Dubrovnik, Croatia Croatia
Rosa Russo Iervolino, first woman elected mayor of Naples, Italy Italy
Ophelia Hoff Saytumah, first woman elected mayor of Monrovia, Liberia Liberia
Sandra Strader, first woman elected mayor of Tupper Lake, New York, United States United States[223]

2002

Dora Bakoyannis, first woman elected mayor of Athens, Greece Greece
Annika Billström, first woman elected mayor of Stockholm, Sweden Sweden
Jane L. Campbell, first woman elected mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, United States United States
Brigitte Fouré, first woman elected mayor of Amiens, France France
Sekesai Makwavarara, first woman deputy mayor of Harare, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe[224]
Nancy Merse, first woman mayor of Edgewater, New Jersey, United States United States[225]
Danica Simšič, first woman elected mayor of Ljubljana, Slovenia Slovenia
Hilde Zach, first woman elected mayor of Innsbruck, Austria Austria[226]

2003

Catalina Cirer, first woman mayor of Palma de Mallorca, Spain Spain
Asma Chaabi, first female mayor of Essaouira, and the first woman elected mayor in Morocco Morocco
Rosina Hoebes, first woman elected mayor of Swakopmund, Namibia Template:Country data Nambia[227]
Laine Jänes, first woman mayor of Tartu, Estonia Estonia[228]
Josefa Luzardo, first woman mayor of Las Palmas, Spain Spain
Valentina Matviyenko, first woman mayor of Saint Petersburg, Russia Russia
Aneesa Mirza, the first woman elected mayor of Ahmedabad, India India
also the first woman of Muslim faith elected mayor in India[229]
Rajya Sabha, first woman mayor of Dehradun, India India[230]
Carolyn Terteling-Payne, first woman Mayor of Boise, Idaho, United States United States[231]
Rose Garland Thornton, first woman mayor pro tem of Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan United States[232]
Lucy Turnbull, first woman Lord Mayor of Sydney, Australia Australia
Joan Vinton, first woman mayor of Shellharbour, New South Wales, Australia Australia
Vinton served as interim mayor and was defeated in an election in December 2003 by deputy mayor David Hamilton.[233]
Angelika Volquartz, first woman mayor of Kiel, Germany Germany

2004

Deborah Cantwell, first woman elected mayor of Lawrence, Indiana, United States United States
also the first Democrat to be elected mayor in Lawrence[234]
Maja Gojković, first woman mayor of Novi Sad, Serbia Serbia
Aminata Thiam, probably the first woman mayor of Dakkar, Senegal Senegal[235]
Oumou Sall Seck, first woman mayor of Goundam, Mali Mali[236]

2005

Kim Driscoll, first woman elected mayor of Salem, Massachusetts, United States United States[237]
Semiha Borovac, first woman mayor of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
Marija-Maja Ćatović, first woman mayor of Kotor and first female mayor in Montenegro Montenegro
Andrée Boucher, first woman elected mayor of Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Canada[238]
Dianne Watts, first woman elected mayor of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada Canada[239]
Janet Mikhail, first woman mayor of Ramallah, Palestine State of Palestine
also the first woman mayor of a West Bank town[240]
Violeta Menjívar, first woman mayor of San Salvador, El Salvador El Salvador
Mercy Williams, first woman mayor of Kochi, India India[241]
Prof. R Bindhu, first woman mayor of Thrissur, India India[241]
Sheriel F. Perkins, first woman and African American elected mayor of Greenwood, Mississippi, United States United States
Theresa Murray, first woman mayor of Poplar, Montana, United States United States[242]

2006

Patricia Christensen, first woman elected mayor of Port St. Lucie, Florida, United States United States[243]
Eleni Mavrou, first woman elected mayor of Nicosia, Cyprus Cyprus[244]
Ritt Bjerregaard, first woman mayor of Copenhagen, Denmark Denmark
Letizia Moratti, first woman elected mayor of Milan, Italy Italy
Zenaida Moya, first woman elected mayor of Belize City, Belize Belize
Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, first woman elected mayor of Warsaw, Poland Poland
Olga Velazquez, first woman elected mayor of Portage, Indiana, United States United States
Margaret Hornady, first woman elected mayor of Grand Island, Nebraska, United States United States
Aissa Kirabo Kakira, first woman elected mayor of Kigali, Rwanda Rwanda[245]

2007

Rita Ellis, first woman elected mayor of Delray Beach, Florida, United States United States[246]
Chen Wei, first woman elected mayor of Pingliang, China China
Donnalee Lozeau, first woman elected mayor of Nashua, New Hampshire, United States United States[247]
April Capone Almon, first woman elected mayor of East Haven, Connecticut, United States United States
Matti Herrera Bower, first woman elected mayor of Miami Beach, Florida, United States United States[248]
Sheila Dixon, first black woman elected mayor of Baltimore, Maryland, United States United States
Barbara Ewing, first female Democrat elected mayor of Tell City, Indiana, United States United States[249]
Susan M. Kay, first woman elected mayor of Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States United States[250]
Shawna M. Gurgis, first woman elected mayor of Bedford, Indiana[251]
Lisa Scaffidi, first woman elected mayor of Perth, Australia Australia
Katrina Shimbulu, first woman mayor of Oshakati, Namibia Namibia[252]
Marta Vincenzi, first woman elected mayor of Genoa, Italy Italy
Mónica Fein, first woman elected mayor of Rosario, Argentina Argentina
Aurora Villamayor, first woman elected mayor of Angono, Rizal, Philippines Philippines

2008

Sylviana Murni, first woman elected mayor of Central Jakarta and first female mayor in Indonesia Indonesia
Elise Partin, first woman elected mayor of Cayce, South Carolina, United States United States
Alys Lawson, first woman elected mayor of Conway, South Carolina, United States United States[253]
Pam Lee, first woman elected mayor of Mullins, South Carolina, United States United States[254]
Mimi Elrod, first woman elected mayor of Lexington, Virginia, United States United States[255]
Patricia Sweetland, first woman mayor of Adams, New York, United States United States
Jeanne-Marie Napolitano, first woman mayor of Newport, Rhode Island, United States United States[256]
Mary Rossing, first woman elected mayor of Northfield, Minnesota, United States United States[257]
Nancy Tia Brown, first woman elected mayor of Cody, Wyoming, United States United States[258]
Wilda Diaz, first woman elected mayor of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States United States[259]
Linda Johnson, first woman elected mayor of Suffolk, Virginia, United States United States
Jetta Klijnsma, first woman mayor of The Hague, Netherlands Netherlands
Helma Orosz, first woman elected mayor of Dresden, Germany Germany
Blanca Alcalá, first woman elected mayor of Pueblo, Mexico Mexico
Sonia Castedo, first woman mayor of Alicante, Spain Spain
Azra Jafari, first woman mayor of Nili and first woman mayor in Afghanistan Afghanistan
appointed[260]
Eva Habil, first woman elected mayor of Komboha and first woman mayor in Egypt Egypt[261]

2009

Cheri Barry, first woman elected mayor of Meridian, Mississippi, United States United States[262]
Donna McFadden-Connors, first woman appointed mayor of Pittston, Pennsylvania, United States United States[263]
Yordanka Fandakova, first woman elected mayor of Sofia, Bulgaria Bulgaria
Fumiko Hayashi, first woman elected mayor of Yokohama, Japan Japan
Melissa Johnson, first women elected mayor of West Jordan, Utah, United States United States
Jyoti Khandelwal, first woman mayor of Jaipur, India India[264]
Mia Love, first women elected mayor Saratoga Springs, Utah and first black women mayor in Utah
Corine Mauch, first woman elected mayor of Zurich, Switzerland Switzerland[265]
Stephanie Miner, first women elected mayor of Syracuse, New York, United States United States
Natasha Navas, first woman elected mayor of Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
Banda Karthika Reddy, first woman elected mayor of Hyderabad, India India
Linda Thompson, first women elected mayor of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States United States
also the first African American mayor of Harrisburg
Kimiko Kubota, first woman mayor of Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan Japan[266]

2010s[edit]

Ana Botella was the first woman to serve as Mayor of Madrid, Spain, serving from 2011 to 2015.
Since 2014, Anne Hidalgo has been serving as the Mayor of Paris, France—the first woman to do so.
In 2015, Ada Colau became the first woman to assume the office of Mayor of Barcelona, Spain.
Valérie Plante assumed office as Mayor of Montreal in 2017, making her the first woman to serve as the city's mayor.

2010

Debbie Amaroso, first woman elected mayor of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Patricia Ayala, first woman elected mayor of Artigas, Uruguay Uruguay
Sara Duterte, first woman elected Mayor of Davao City, Philippines Philippines[267]
Shari Decter Hirst, first woman elected mayor of Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Kazumi Inamura, first woman mayor of Amagasaki, Japan
Patahiyah Ismail, first woman municipal council president of Penang Island, Malaysia[268]
Katarína Macháčková, first woman mayor of Prievidza, Slovakia
Selma Nelumbu, first woman mayor of Omaruru, Namibia[269]
Ana Olivera, first woman elected mayor of Montevideo, Uruguay Uruguay
Adriana Peña, first woman elected mayor of Lavalleja, Uruguay Uruguay
Elaine Trepper, first black woman mayor of Windhoek, Namibia
Hanna Zdanowska, first woman elected mayor of Łódź, Poland

2011

Ana Botella, first woman elected mayor of Madrid, Spain[270]
Charlotte Brower, first woman elected mayor of North Slope Borough, Alaska[271]
Joyce Chepkoech Korir, first woman elected mayor of Bomet, Kenya[272]
Adelina Farici, first woman elected mayor of Burrel, Albania
Karen Freeman-Wilson, first woman elected mayor of Gary, Indiana, United States
also first African-American woman elected mayor in the State of Indiana
Salina Hayat Ivy, first woman elected mayor of Narayanganj, Bangladesh[273]
Grace Mahosi, first woman elected mayor of Thulamela, Limpopo, South Africa[274]
Lilian Osundwa, first woman elected mayor of Mumias, Kenya[275]
Madeline Rogero, first woman elected mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee, United States United States
Laura Roughton, first woman elected mayor of Jurupa Valley, California, United States United States
also first mayor of Jurupa Valley, California[276]
Teresa Tomlinson, first woman elected mayor of Columbus, Georgia, United States United States[277]
Jean Quan, first woman elected mayor of Oakland, California, United States United States
also the first Asian American mayor of Oakland[278]
Mercy Wanjiku Kimwe, first woman elected mayor of Muranga, Kenya[279]

2012

Joanna Gash, first woman elected mayor of Shoalhaven, Australia[280]
Jodie Harrison, first woman elected mayor of Lake Macquarie, Australia[281]
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 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
Dorothy Hubbard, first woman elected mayor of Albany, Georgia, United States United States[282]

2013

Trish Abato, first woman elected mayor of Suffern, New York, United States[283]
Alinah Ahmad, first woman mayor of Petaling Jaya, Malaysia[284]
Priscilla Arhin, probably the first woman elected mayor of Cape Coast, Ghana
Teuta Arifi, first woman elected mayor of Tetovo, Macedonia
Mary Ann Arnold, first woman elected mayor of Marked Tree, Arkansas, United States[285]
Dorine Chukowry, first woman elected mayor of Port Louis, Mauritius[286]
Renu Dabla, first woman elected mayor of Rohtak, India[287]
Agnes Delgado-Tolentino, first woman elected mayor of Tagaytay, Philippines Philippines[288]
Anita Dugatto, first woman elected mayor of Derby, Connecticut, United States[289]
Belen Fernandez, first woman elected mayor of Dagupan, Philippines Philippines[290]
Toni Harp, first woman elected mayor, and first female African-American mayor of New Haven, Connecticut, United States[291]
Ashley Hennings, first woman elected mayor of Newport, New York, United States[292]
Deb Hinchey, first woman elected mayor of Norwich, Connecticut, United States[293]
Stacey Jordan, first woman elected mayor of Moorestown, New Jersey, United States[294]
Cecelia Oba Tito, first woman elected mayor of Yei, South Sudan and also the first female mayor in South Sudan[295]
Catherine Samba-Panza, probably the first woman elected mayor of Bangui, Central African Republic
Kathy Sheehan, first woman elected mayor of Albany, New York, United States[296]
Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh, first woman elected mayor of Malmö, Sweden
Jean Stothert, first woman elected mayor of Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Olga Rasamimanana, first woman elected mayor of Antananarivo, Madagascar
Stephanie Uy-Tan, first woman elected mayor of Catbalogan, Philippines Philippines[297]
Lovely Warren, first woman elected mayor, and first African-American woman mayor of Rochester, New York, United States[298]
Del Rae Williams, first woman elected mayor of Moorhead, Minnesota, United States[299]
Diana Willits, first woman elected mayor of Windsor Heights, Iowa
Maile Wilson, first woman elected mayor of Cedar City, Utah, United States[300]

2014

Katari Anuradha, first woman mayor of Chittoor, India[301]
Lourdes "Baby" S. Cataquiz, first woman elected mayor of San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines Philippines[302]
Maty Mint Hamady, first woman elected mayor of Nouakchott, Mauritania[303]
Anne Hidalgo, first woman elected Mayor of Paris[304]
Mimoza Kusari-Lila, first woman elected mayor of Gjakova, Kosovo[305]
Johanna Rolland, first woman elected mayor of Nantes, France
Gültan Kışanak, first woman elected mayor of Diyarbakır, Turkey[306]
Joana Ntaja, first woman elected mayor of Zomba, Malawi[307]
Celeste Sanchez, first woman elected mayor of San Benito, Texas, United States[308]
Tana Raymond, first woman elected mayor of Garfield, New Jersey, United States[309]
Mayra Peña Lindsay, first woman mayor of Key Biscayne, Florida, United States[310]
Adriana Krnáčová, first woman elected mayor of Prague, Czech Republic[311]
Sylivia Muzila, first woman elected mayor of Francistown, Botswana[312]
Shaik Noorjahan, first woman elected mayor of Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India[313]
Andrea Turčanová, first woman elected mayor of Prešov, Slovakia
Louise Carter-King, first woman elected mayor of Gillette, Wyoming, United States[314]
Marian Deleon Guerrero Tudela, first woman mayor of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands[315]

2015

Gail Ash, first woman elected mayor of Clermont, Florida, United States[316]
Dr Zekra Alwach, first woman mayor of Baghdad, Iraq[317][318]
Megan Barry, first woman elected mayor of Nashville, Tennessee, United States[319]
Ada Colau, first woman elected mayor of Barcelona, Spain[320]
Christine Dansereau, first woman elected mayor of Roselle, New Jersey, United States[321][322]
Patahiyah Ismail, first woman mayor of Penang Island, Malaysia[323]
Laura Hill, first woman elected mayor of Southlake, Texas, United States[324]
Henriette Reker, first woman elected mayor of Cologne, Germany[325]
Pravina Thakur, first woman elected mayor of Vasai-Virar, India[326]
Karen Weaver, PhD, first woman elected mayor of Flint, Michigan, United States

2016

Gabriela Firea, first woman elected mayor of Bucharest, Romania
Lani Mercado, first woman elected Mayor of Bacoor, Philippines Philippines
Virginia Raggi, first woman elected mayor of Rome, Italy
Yuriko Koike, first woman elected governor of Tokyo, Japan[327]
Milissa Holland, first woman elected mayor of Palm Coast, Florida[328]
Marian Orr, first woman elected mayor of Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States[329]
Maimunah Mohd Sharif, first woman municipal council president of Seberang Perai, Malaysia[330][331]
Rosalynn Bliss, first woman elected as mayor of Grand Rapids, Michigan

2017

Loretta Baker, first woman elected mayor of Maitland, New South Wales, Australia[332]
Sanyukta Bhatia, first woman elected mayor of Lucknow, India[333]
Sharon Weston Broome first woman elected as Mayor-President of Baton Rouge
Tasha Cerda first woman and person of either African American and Native American descent to be elected Mayor of Gardena, California
also first person of Native American descent to be elected mayor in the state of California[334]
Tjhai Chui Mie, first woman elected mayor of Singkawang, Indonesia[335]
Joyce Craig first woman elected mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire, United States United States[336]
Ruthanne Fuller first woman elected mayor of Newton, Massachusetts, United States United States[337]
Lyda Krewson first woman elected mayor of Saint Louis, Missouri, United States United States
Anne McEnerny-Ogle first woman elected mayor of Vancouver, Washington, United States[338]
Valérie Plante first woman elected mayor of Montreal, Québec, Canada
Carrie Schlade first woman elected mayor of Bryan, Ohio, United States[339]
Yvonne M. Spicer first woman elected mayor of Framingham, Massachusetts, United States United States[340]
Lynn Spruill, first woman elected mayor of Starkville, Mississippi, United States United States.[341]
Marla Thompson first woman elected mayor of Long View, North Carolina, United States United States[342]
Cassie Franklin would later become the first woman elected Mayor of Everett, Washington, United States United States
Daisy Raisler, first woman elected mayor of Hispanic descent of Lake Helen, Florida, United States United States
Carol Westfall, first woman elected mayor of Klamath Falls, Oregon, United States United States[343]

2018

Latoya Cantrell, first woman elected mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana[344]
Michelle Kaufusi, first woman elected mayor of Provo, Utah[345]
Leslie Hager-Smith, first woman elected mayor of Blacksburg, Virginia[346]
Yvonne M. Spicer, first mayor of Framingham, Massachusetts, and first popularly elected African-American woman mayor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts[347]
Souad Abderrahim, first woman mayor of Tunis, Tunisia.
Femke Halsema, first woman mayor of Amsterdam.
Treney Tweedy, first woman mayor of Lynchburg, Virginia.

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