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Letter from the City Representative

Hello, Welcome to the Office of the City Representative (OCR)!

I’m truly humbled and honored to be appointed to the position of City Representative by Mayor Jim Kenney, and I am thrilled to be leading the talented OCR team.

We’ll be working together to bring fresh, creative energy and exciting new ideas to the experience and joy of being in Philadelphia!

It’s both our expertise and our passion to produce and partner with special events that showcase Philadelphia.  We want to let everyone know—from around the corner to across the globe—what a wonderful city we live in.  OCR-produced events attract thousands and thousands of visitors to enjoy our great city annually, while also celebrating the richness and diversity of our communities year-round.

The OCR team is currently hard at work and having some serious fun developing a refreshed calendar of special events.  Please check back in with us again soon—we promise to have more to share and some ways that you can get involved.  For now, please connect with us on social media and send us your ideas to enhance the unique, entertaining experience of Philadelphia!

With a smile,
Sheila Hess
City Representative