Moore
12:18 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

International Group Honors Moore Mayor

A London-based urban affairs think tank has selected Moore Mayor Glenn Lewis as its "Mayor of the Month" for his leadership in the aftermath of the May 20 tornado. 

Mayor Glenn Lewis
Mayor Glenn Lewis
Credit City of Moore

The City Mayors Foundation announced Monday that Lewis is the mayor of the smallest city ever to win the honor.

Previous winners include New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, San Antonio's Julian Castro and Rio de Janeiro's Eduardo Paes.

The foundation says Lewis' selection also is a tribute to the work of all of Moore's city officials and emergency responders following the tornado that killed 24 people, injured more than 300 and damaged or destroyed more than 1,200 homes.

The owner of a local jewelry store, Lewis has been mayor of Moore since 1994.