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

  • Feb
    23
    Mayor Kenney to Attend Party for the Market
    5:30 pm to 6:00 pm
    Reading Terminal, Philadelphia, PA

    Mayor Kenney to Attend Party for the Market

    February 23, 2019
    5:30 pm to 6:00 pm, 30 mins
    Reading Terminal, Philadelphia, PA
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    The Mayor will attend this annual event which will help raise funds for the historic market and will feature a wide variety food and festivities.
  • Feb
    24
    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Octavius V. Catto Honor Ceremony
    11:00 am to 11:30 am
    1st Location – Catto Monument, City Hall, South Apron, Philadelphia, PA. 2nd Location – Union League, 140 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA

    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Octavius V. Catto Honor Ceremony

    February 24, 2019
    11:00 am to 11:30 am, 30 mins
    1st Location – Catto Monument, City Hall, South Apron, Philadelphia, PA. 2nd Location – Union League, 140 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA
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    The Mayor will deliver remarks at this annual ceremony to celebrate the life and legacy of Octavius V. Catto.

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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