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.

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Address
City Hall, Office 215
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Email James.Kenney@phila.gov
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Events

  • Feb
    21
    Mayor Kenney to Visit Brightside Academy
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Brightside Academy, 6000 Castor Ave, Philadelphia, PA.

    Mayor Kenney to Visit Brightside Academy

    February 21, 2018
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm, 1 hour
    Brightside Academy, 6000 Castor Ave, Philadelphia, PA.
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    The Mayor will tour the facility and read to PHLpreK students. PHLpreK is made possible by the Philadelphia Beverage Tax.
  • Feb
    21
    Mayor Kenney to Speak at CleanSlate Clinic Ribbon Cutting and Open House
    4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
    1500 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd, Second Floor, Philadelphia, PA.

    Mayor Kenney to Speak at CleanSlate Clinic Ribbon Cutting and Open House

    February 21, 2018
    4:00 pm to 4:30 pm, 30 mins
    1500 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd, Second Floor, Philadelphia, PA.
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    The Mayor will deliver remarks to commemorate the grand opening of this addiction treatment center.
  • Feb
    21
    Mayor Kenney to Speak at CTE Star Students Award Ceremony
    5:00 pm to 5:30 pm
    City Hall, Mayor's Reception Room, Room 202, Philadelphia, PA.

    Mayor Kenney to Speak at CTE Star Students Award Ceremony

    February 21, 2018
    5:00 pm to 5:30 pm, 30 mins
    City Hall, Mayor's Reception Room, Room 202, Philadelphia, PA.
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    The Mayor will deliver remarks to recognize students from each district high school CTE program for their academic and professional excellence.

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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