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
    24
    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Philadelphia Working People’s Day of Action
    11:00 am to 11:30 am
    Thomas Paine Plaza, Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia, PA.

    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Philadelphia Working People’s Day of Action

    February 24, 2018
    11:00 am to 11:30 am, 30 mins
    Thomas Paine Plaza, Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia, PA.
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    The Mayor will deliver remarks at this day of action, hosted by AFT, SEIU, PSEA and community partners.
  • Feb
    26
    Rebuild Conversation with the Construction Specifications Institute
    5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
    Center for Architecture and Design, 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

    Rebuild Conversation with the Construction Specifications Institute

    February 26, 2018
    5:30 pm to 8:00 pm, 3 hours
    Center for Architecture and Design, 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pa.
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    The Mayor will talk about the City's Rebuild initiative, the plan to improve parks, rec centers, and libraries across Philadelphia's neighborhoods.

    You can learn more about the event and get tickets online.

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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