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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Announcements

Board of Education application now open

The Educational Nominating Panel invites the public to submit applications and nominations for the Philadelphia Board of Education.  The Board of Education is charged with the administration, management and operation of the School District of Philadelphia.

This is an unpaid position which demands many hours of dedicated service each month, both at in person meetings and in preparation for meetings.

You can learn more, apply, or nominate someone for the Board of Education here. All applications will be submitted to the Educational Nominating Panel.

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Events

  • Jan
    23
    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Philadelphia Flower Show “Wonders of Water” Press Conference
    10:00 am to 10:30 am
    Loews Hotel, 1200 Market St, Howe Room - 33rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA.

    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Philadelphia Flower Show “Wonders of Water” Press Conference

    January 23, 2018
    10:00 am to 10:30 am, 30 mins
    Loews Hotel, 1200 Market St, Howe Room - 33rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA.
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    The Mayor will deliver remarks to kick off the 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show season.
  • Jan
    23
    Mayor Kenney to Visit Independence Charter School West
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Independence Charter School West, 5600 Chester Ave, Philadelphia, PA.

    Mayor Kenney to Visit Independence Charter School West

    January 23, 2018
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm, 1 hour
    Independence Charter School West, 5600 Chester Ave, Philadelphia, PA.
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    The Mayor will tour elementary school classrooms and greet students during lunch.
  • Jan
    23
    Mayor Kenney to Speak at 'WWE Royal Rumble Week in Philadelphia' Press Conference
    12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
    Mayor's Reception Room, Room 202, Philadelphia, PA.

    Mayor Kenney to Speak at 'WWE Royal Rumble Week in Philadelphia' Press Conference

    January 23, 2018
    12:30 pm to 1:00 pm, 30 mins
    Mayor's Reception Room, Room 202, Philadelphia, PA.
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    The Mayor will deliver remarks to recognize WWE's four consecutive nights of sports entertainment at the Wells Fargo Center next week.

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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