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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Board of Education application now open

The Board of Education will govern over all public schools, district managed schools, and charter schools in Philadelphia. As part of the Board of Education, each member will be expected to work collectively to oversee all major policy, budgetary, and financial decisions for the School District. 

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.

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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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