What we do
The Managing Director’s Office (MDO) is a cabinet-level office with oversight of the City’s operating departments. The MDO works with these departments to:
- Create and successfully enact new policies.
- Deliver efficient, effective, and responsive public services.
- Implement the mayor’s vision.
The MDO oversees departments in five clusters:
- Community Services
- Criminal Justice and Public Safety
- General Services, Arts, and Events
- Health and Human Services
- Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability
The office also provides strategic oversight and support for the Philadelphia Police Department, Philadelphia Fire Department, Department of Prisons, Department of Licenses and Inspections, Office of Emergency Management, Opioid Response Unit, Police Advisory Commission, and Office of Integrated Data for Evidence and Action.
1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (215) 686-3480
The City’s managing directors issue orders and directives to guide the work of the City’s operating departments.
Tumar Alexander, managing director for the City of Philadelphia, is responsible for overseeing the City of Philadelphia’s daily operations, implementing the mayor’s vision, and delivering efficient, effective, and responsive public services in every neighborhood in Philadelphia. Alexander is a seasoned public servant who has worked for the City for nearly twenty years across three mayoral administrations. He has worked in various operations, policy, legislative, and external affairs roles.
Most recently before being appointed managing director, Alexander was named first deputy managing director in January 2019 and director of legislative and external affairs for the MDO in January 2016. He is a lifelong Philadelphian and a proud North Philadelphian.