Denver Mayor Wellington Webb's flair at organizing a summit of world leaders last summer has earned him a national honor - from France.

French President Jacques Chirac has designated Webb as a recipient of the Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, said Webb spokesman Andrew Hud-son. Webb was told of the honor Thursday. Francois Bu-jon de l'Estang, the French ambassador to the United States, said the recognition demonstrates his country's high esteem for Webb and his leadership.