What we do
The Kenney Administration is committed to building an inclusive government that looks like the City of Philadelphia. To that end, the Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer makes recommendations over the long term that work to build a more inclusive City workforce related to race, ethnicity, disability, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
The Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer works with those in government and in the private sector to increase opportunities for all who have suffered from discriminatory practices. This includes reducing barriers in contracting so that every person and every business has the chance to succeed. It means supporting commerce in neighborhoods that have been harmed by unequal lending practices. Overall, it means leveraging Philadelphia’s talent and diverse culture to make our economy stronger.
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion also includes:
|Name||Job title||Phone #||Social|
|Brenna Schmidt||Diversity Coordinator||Brenna.Schmidt@phila.gov||(215) 686-2150|
|Nefertiri Sickout||Acting Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer||Nefertiri.Sickout@phila.gov||(215) 686-0810|
|Claudia Tasco||Constituent Services Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org||(215) 686-2798|
|Evan Thornburg||Director of Training and Program Development||Evan.Thornburg@phila.gov||(215) 686-0330|
|Koert Wehberg||Executive Director, Mayor’s Commission on People with Disabilitiesemail@example.com||(215) 686-2162|
The Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer works closely with the Office of Economic Opportunity to increase diversity in the City's procurement and contracting.