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Kenney Administration (2016-2023)

Building a Philadelphia that works for every neighborhood with a focus on equity, opportunity, efficiency, and inclusion.

Kenney Administration (2016-2023)


On January 4, 2016, Jim Kenney was sworn in as the 99th Mayor of Philadelphia. In his first budget, Mayor Kenney worked closely with City Council to fund bold anti-poverty initiatives. The initiatives included the expansion of quality pre-k through PHLpreK; the creation of community schools; and investing in parks, recreation centers, and libraries through Rebuild Philadelphia. These initiatives were possible because Philadelphia became the first major city to pass a tax on sweetened beverages.

During his second term, the Kenney administration focused its efforts on responding to the global COVID-19 pandemic and continuing to strengthen every neighborhood by focusing on:

  • Improving educational opportunities and outcomes for all of Philadelphia’s children.
  • Investing in public spaces and programs so that every community can thrive.
  • Improving public safety for all Philadelphians while treating residents with respect and dignity.
  • Operating government efficiently and effectively while improving our City’s financial health.
  • Developing a diverse, inclusive, and responsive City workforce to meet the needs of all its residents, businesses, and communities.

Learn more about the Kenney administration’s progress and initiatives.


City Hall, Office 215
Philadelphia, PA 19107


James Kenney
James Kenney
Mayor of Philadelphia
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