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

  • Mar
    20
    Mayor Kenney to Speak at 2019 CADI Career Day
    9:30 am to 10:00 am
    444 N 3rd St, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA

    Mayor Kenney to Speak at 2019 CADI Career Day

    March 20, 2019
    9:30 am to 10:00 am, 30 mins
    444 N 3rd St, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA
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    The Mayor will deliver remarks at this annual fair, which provides information to students about higher education and career options.
  • Mar
    20
    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Temple University National Small Business Development Center Day
    10:30 am to 11:00 am
    Morgan Hall, 1603 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA

    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Temple University National Small Business Development Center Day

    March 20, 2019
    10:30 am to 11:00 am, 30 mins
    Morgan Hall, 1603 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA
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    The Mayor will deliver remarks at this event to recognize the role that small business development centers have in fostering a diverse and thriving business economy.
  • Mar
    20
    Mayor Kenney to Speak at DiverseForce On Boards Graduation Ceremony
    6:15 pm to 6:45 pm
    Mayor’s Reception Room, Room 202, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

    Mayor Kenney to Speak at DiverseForce On Boards Graduation Ceremony

    March 20, 2019
    6:15 pm to 6:45 pm, 30 mins
    Mayor’s Reception Room, Room 202, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
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    The Mayor will deliver remarks at this ceremony to celebrate this year’s graduates of the DiverseForce On Boards program. DiverseForce is a program offered in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania that trains professionals of color to effectively serve on boards.

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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