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
    13
    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Signing Ceremony of MoUs
    10:00 am to 10:30 am
    Community College of Philadelphia, Center for Business and Industry, Room C3-5, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA

    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Signing Ceremony of MoUs

    November 13, 2018
    10:00 am to 10:30 am, 30 mins
    Community College of Philadelphia, Center for Business and Industry, Room C3-5, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA
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    The Mayor will deliver remarks at the signing of MoUs between the North West Regional College in Derry, Ireland and both the Community College of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (PADCED).
  • Nov
    13
    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Gaudenzia’s 50th Anniversary Celebration
    7:10 pm to 7:40 pm
    Crystal Tea Room, 100 Penn Square East, Philadelphia, PA

    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Gaudenzia’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

    November 13, 2018
    7:10 pm to 7:40 pm, 30 mins
    Crystal Tea Room, 100 Penn Square East, Philadelphia, PA
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    The Mayor will deliver remarks at this event in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Gaudenzia, which provides addiction treatment and recovery services to the Philadelphia region.
  • Nov
    14
    Mayor Kenney to Speak at 25th Anniversary Event for Blue Cross RiverRink
    1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
    Blue Cross RiverRink, Columbus Blvd at Market St, Philadelphia, PA

    Mayor Kenney to Speak at 25th Anniversary Event for Blue Cross RiverRink

    November 14, 2018
    1:00 pm to 1:30 pm, 30 mins
    Blue Cross RiverRink, Columbus Blvd at Market St, Philadelphia, PA
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    The Mayor will deliver remarks at this event to celebrate the 25th season of the Blue Cross RiverRink at Penns Landing.

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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