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

  • Jul
    16
    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Stenton Park Ribbon Cutting
    11:00 am to 11:30 am
    Stenton Park, 4600 N. 16th St, Philadelphia, PA.

    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Stenton Park Ribbon Cutting

    July 16, 2019
    11:00 am to 11:30 am, 30 mins
    Stenton Park, 4600 N. 16th St, Philadelphia, PA.
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    The Mayor will deliver remarks at this ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil the $2.8 million dollar renovations made to the playground and recreation center at Stenton Park.
  • Jul
    16
    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Vera Institute of Justice Press Conference
    1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
    National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St, John C. Bogle Chairman’s Room, Philadelphia, PA.

    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Vera Institute of Justice Press Conference

    July 16, 2019
    1:00 pm to 1:30 pm, 30 mins
    National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St, John C. Bogle Chairman’s Room, Philadelphia, PA.
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    The Mayor will deliver remarks at this event to announce that Philadelphia is joining the Vera Institute's SAFE Network to support deportation defense for detained immigrants facing deportation.
  • Jul
    17
    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Soccer Pitch Announcement
    2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
    LOVE Park, Philadelphia, PA.

    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Soccer Pitch Announcement

    July 17, 2019
    2:00 pm to 2:30 pm, 30 mins
    LOVE Park, Philadelphia, PA.
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    The Mayor will join the Philadelphia Union and the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association (EPYSA) at this event to announce a new partnership to invest in soccer fields and mini-pitches in parks across the city.

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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