16 December 2022 – The Global Parliament of Mayors is excited to announce that Mayor Giuseppe Monteleone of Carini, Italy, has joined the GPM. Mayor Monteleone is one of the two mayors designated by the Sicilian branch of the National Association of Italian Municipalities (ANCI) to represent the Sicilian mayors in the GPM.

Mayor Monteleone was elected in 1985 Councilor of Carini for the Italian Democratic Party responsible for public works. In June 2015 he was elected Mayor of Carini and confirmed in October 2020. From June 2022 he is member of the Regional Council of ANCI (National Association of Italian Municipalities).  Mayor Monteleone, who has been fighting a battle for over thirty years against the illegal building activity, began, first in Sicily, carrying out the demolition of illegal houses built by the sea and the work of recovery of the coast.

In 2017 and in 2022 Mayor Monteleone was awarded by the Italian environmental association LEGAMBIENTE ,and by LIBERIA, an antimafia association, for his courage “in fighting the wild brick”.