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City of Philadelphia

Community & Culture

David G. Wilson
Deputy Managing Director for Community and Culture
The Community & Culture division oversees a number of departments and offices that are focused on quality of life assets that help to make Philadelphia a great place to work and live. The division works to coordinate the activities of these entities to enhance community assets such as public art, cultural traditions, commercial corridors, recreation centers, and neighborhood libraries in order to reduce disparities, improve outcomes, and make Philadelphia more equitable.

In addition to strengthening these departments’ abilities to make informed decisions and execute their respective missions, the division focuses on increasing opportunities for collaboration, aligning and coordinating resource, strengthening pipelines for high-quality workforce development, improving the quality and access of out-of-school programming, strengthening and expanding literacy initiatives, and ensuring that internal operations are effective and efficient.