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
    20
    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Food Economy Report Release Press Conference
    10:00 am to 10:30 am
    Mayor’s Reception Room, City Hall, Room 202, Philadelphia, PA.

    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Food Economy Report Release Press Conference

    November 20, 2019
    10:00 am to 10:30 am, 30 mins
    Mayor’s Reception Room, City Hall, Room 202, Philadelphia, PA.
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    The Mayor will join the Economy League and the Department of Public Health at this press conference to announce a new report on Philadelphia’s food economy.
  • Nov
    20
    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Historic Preservation Bill Signing
    11:30 am to 12:00 pm
    Mayor’s Reception Room, City Hall, Room 202, Philadelphia, PA.

    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Historic Preservation Bill Signing

    November 20, 2019
    11:30 am to 12:00 pm, 30 mins
    Mayor’s Reception Room, City Hall, Room 202, Philadelphia, PA.
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    The Mayor will sign three bills recommended by the Historic Preservation Task Force to improve the preservation of historic properties across Philadelphia.
  • Nov
    20
    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Trans Day of Remembrance Flag Raising
    12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
    City Hall, Northeast Apron, Philadelphia, PA.

    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Trans Day of Remembrance Flag Raising

    November 20, 2019
    12:30 pm to 1:00 pm, 30 mins
    City Hall, Northeast Apron, Philadelphia, PA.
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    The Mayor will join the Office of LGBT Affairs and the Mayor’s Commission on LGBT Affairs at this flag raising to honor the lives of transgender and nonbinary individuals who have lost their lives to violence and bullying.

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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