03/13/2013 08:17 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Houston Named Mayors Challenge Fan Favorite; Milwaukee Close Second


Over 58,000 votes were cast in the first-ever Mayors Challenge Fan Favorite Selection. After two weeks of voting, two cities stood head and shoulders above the others. With more than 15,000 votes, Houston was crowned the Fan Favorite. Milwaukee – with more than 13,000 votes – finished a close second, an especially impressive feat on a per capita basis.

Congratulations to Houston and Milwaukee and all of the cities and citizens who participated.

The Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge is a competition designed to inspire America’s mayors to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life. The Huffington Post and Bloomberg Philanthropies partnered to give readers an opportunity to select their favorite idea among the 20 finalists.