Welcome to the Office of the City Representative.
Whether you live in the Philadelphia area or are here as a visitor, our city offers a year-round invitation to experience its vibrant arts, diverse culture, championship sports, world-class special events and unrivaled hospitality. The Office of the City Representative is charged with helping to create that experience and spreading the word about what it means to live, work or visit our wonderful city .
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
A program designed to give 9 – 17 year-olds a real life experience of the workplace.
Since 1992, hundreds of Philadelphia businesses, as well as departments within the City of Philadelphia have opened their doors and given young people a “behind the scenes” introduction to the workplace.
The City of Philadelphia partners with the Police Athletic League to honor outstanding PAL high school students for their excellence in academics and community activities. Exceptional students get to shadow the Mayor, Cabinet members and Commissioners for the day, allowing students a close up look at the workings of City Government.
The Police & Fire Memorial Ceremony
The Mayor and City Officials join representatives of the Fraternal Order of Police, Philadelphia Fire Department, Hero Scholarship Fund, members of the clergy and representatives from federal, state and other law enforcement and fire service agencies to recognize the uniformed Philadelphia Police Officers and Firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty ... MORE »
Mayor’s Centenarian Celebration
Established in 2001, the City honors our elite senior population, our Centenarians — residents who are at least 100 years old.
It is a local tribute and part of the annual “Older Adult Americans Month” tribute nationwide in May. Philadelphia is home to more than 400 centenarians and is one of the few municipalities ... MORE »
Wawa Welcome America!
This premier celebration of America’s birthday is one of the nation’s largest summer outdoor festivals focusing on patriotic events
Including a spectacular celebration of parades, fireworks shows, street festivals, headliner concerts from all musical genres and the Independence Day Ceremony all set in the birthplace ... MORE »
The Philadelphia Marathon
The annual race takes place each November and has grown every year.
Preceded by a Health and Fitness Expo and Kid’s Fun Run at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and a Runners’ Buffet Dinner at a Center City hotel. The event features 20,000 runners participating in the Marathon, Half Marathon and Rothman ... MORE »
Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting Spectacular
This official kick-off to the holidays in Philadelphia features the ceremonial lighting of the City Hall holiday tree.
The family event, which takes place after the Thanksgiving Day holiday in early December, attracts Philadelphia residents and ... MORE »