What we do
The Office of Public Engagement (OPE) improves the City’s community outreach and engagement efforts. We work to make City government accessible to all Philadelphians and to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard.
Our office oversees several of the Mayor’s offices and commissions, including the:
- Mayor’s Office of Black Male Engagement
- Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service
- Mayor’s Office of Engagement for Women
- Mayor’s Office of Youth Engagement
OPE also collaborates with the following commissions within the Office of Immigrant Affairs:
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Ajeenah Amir is the Director for the Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement. Amir is a Philadelphia native, with over 10 years’ experience in communications, community outreach, advocacy, and events management. She previously served as Deputy Communications Director for the city, managing and advising the communications activities for a broad portfolio of departments, including Planning and Development, the Office of Immigrant Affairs, and the Mayor’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion since 2016. Prior to joining the Kenney Administration, Amir worked as Deputy Press Secretary for PA Governor Tom Wolf, and as Associate State Director for Communications with AARP Pennsylvania. Amir earned her MS at the University of Pennsylvania and her BA from Howard University.
|Name||Job title||Phone #||Social|
|Jeanette Bavwidinsi||Director of Office of Youth Engagementemail@example.com||(215) 686-2159|
|Octavius L. Blount||Coordinator for Mayor's Office of Black Male Engagementfirstname.lastname@example.org||(215) 686-0811|
|Saptarshi Dutt||Communications Coordinator for Mayor’s Office of Public Engagementemail@example.com||(215) 686-7507|
|Amanda Gamble||Chief Service Officer for Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Servicefirstname.lastname@example.org||(215) 686-3684|
|Jovida Hill||Executive Director of the Commission for Womenemail@example.com||(215) 686-2154|
|Krishna Rami||Liaison for Mayor's Commission on Asian American Affairsfirstname.lastname@example.org||(215) 686-0320|
|Naomi Washington-Leapheart||Director, Faith-based and Interfaith Affairsemail@example.com||(215) 686-2191|
|Eric Westbrook||Director of Mayor’s Office of Black Male Engagementfirstname.lastname@example.org||(215) 686-0332|