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

Stay updated

Sign up for updates to stay informed and get involved as Mayor Kenney works to build a Philadelphia that works for every single neighborhood.

Sign up for updates to stay informed and get involved as Mayor Kenney works to build a Philadelphia that works for every single neighborhood.

* indicates required

Events

  • Mar
    26
    Mayor Kenney to Attend Firefighter Michael Bernstein Viewing
    10:30 am to 11:00 am
    John F Givnish Funeral Home, 10975 Academy Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19154, USA

    Mayor Kenney to Attend Firefighter Michael Bernstein Viewing

    March 26, 2019
    10:30 am to 11:00 am, 30 mins
    John F Givnish Funeral Home, 10975 Academy Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19154, USA
    map
    The Mayor will attend this viewing for Firefighter Michael Bernstein, who passed suddenly in the line of duty on March 20, 2019
  • Mar
    26
    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Firefighter Michael Bernstein Service
    12:20 pm to 12:50 pm
    St Jerome's Church, 8100 Colfax St # 1, Philadelphia, PA 19136, USA

    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Firefighter Michael Bernstein Service

    March 26, 2019
    12:20 pm to 12:50 pm, 30 mins
    St Jerome's Church, 8100 Colfax St # 1, Philadelphia, PA 19136, USA
    map
    The Mayor will deliver remarks at this memorial service for Firefighter Michael Bernstein.
  • Mar
    26
    Mayor Kenney to Attend Firefighter Michael Bernstein Internment
    2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
    Resurrection Cemetery, 5201 Hulmeville Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020, USA

    Mayor Kenney to Attend Firefighter Michael Bernstein Internment

    March 26, 2019
    2:00 pm to 2:30 pm, 30 mins
    Resurrection Cemetery, 5201 Hulmeville Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020, USA
    map
    The Mayor will attend this burial ceremony for Firefighter Michael Bernstein.

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.


Top