Office of the Mayor

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

Office of the Mayor

What we do

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

The Mayor’s Office works to strengthen every neighborhood by focusing on:

  • Improving educational opportunities and outcomes for all of Philadelphia’s children.
  • Improving economic opportunities for all Philadelphians.
  • Improving public safety for all Philadelphians while treating residents with respect and dignity.
  • Operating government efficiently and effectively.
  • Developing a diverse workforce that looks like Philadelphia.

Connect

Address
City Hall, Office 215
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Email james.kenney@phila.gov

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Events

  • Nov
    21
    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Philadelphia Taking Care of Business Press Conference
    1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
    Mayor’s Reception Room, City Hall, Room 202, Philadelphia, PA.

    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Philadelphia Taking Care of Business Press Conference

    November 21, 2019
    1:00 pm to 1:30 pm, 30 mins
    Mayor’s Reception Room, City Hall, Room 202, Philadelphia, PA.
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    The Mayor will join Councilmember Cherelle Parker at this press conference to support the creation of a citywide commercial corridor cleaning program.
  • Nov
    21
    Mayor Kenney to Speak at 2019 Public Servant of the Year Event
    6:00 pm to 6:30 pm
    Galdos Catering and Entertainment, 1933 W. Moyamensing Ave., Philadelphia, PA.

    Mayor Kenney to Speak at 2019 Public Servant of the Year Event

    November 21, 2019
    6:00 pm to 6:30 pm, 30 mins
    Galdos Catering and Entertainment, 1933 W. Moyamensing Ave., Philadelphia, PA.
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    The Mayor will deliver remarks at this event, hosted by the Public Record, to honor Councilmember Cherelle Parker for her distinguished career in public service.

Leadership

James Kenney
James Kenney
Mayor of Philadelphia

A lifelong City resident, Mayor Jim Kenney grew up the oldest of four children in a South Philadelphia rowhome. On January 4, 2016, Jim was sworn in as the 99th Mayor of Philadelphia. In his first budget, the Mayor worked closely with City Council to fund bold anti-poverty initiatives to make progress for every neighborhood. Right now, nearly 2,000 children are in quality pre-k, eleven community schools launched since last fall, and the work to rebuild our parks, rec centers, and libraries continues — all because Philadelphia became the first major city to pass a tax on sweetened beverages.


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