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.

Connect

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

Celebrate the holidays this year with Philly Holiday Fest!

Are you ready to spread good cheer, support local businesses, and have a joyful holiday season? Then the Philly Holiday Festival is for you!

Now through January 1, Philadelphians can ice skate, enjoy dazzling light shows, watch delightful parades, and make wonderful connections with your friends, family, and neighbors. Attend one of these upcoming events, including the annual tree lighting ceremony!

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Events

  • Nov
    24
    City of Philadelphia Tree Lighting Celebration
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
    City Hall, North Apron

    City of Philadelphia Tree Lighting Celebration

    November 24, 2017
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, 2 hours
    City Hall, North Apron
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    Join Mayor Jim Kenney and the entire Philadelphia community as we light the Philly holiday tree! This year's theme is peace, and the tree lighting ceremony features lots of entertainment — plus hot cocoa!
  • Nov
    24
    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration
    5:30 pm to 6:00 pm
    City Hall (North Broad Side), Philadelphia, Pa.

    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration

    November 24, 2017
    5:30 pm to 6:00 pm, 30 mins
    City Hall (North Broad Side), Philadelphia, Pa.
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    The Mayor will deliver remarks at the official lighting of the 52-foot tall holiday tree, officially launching Philadelphia's holiday season.
  • Nov
    25
    Mayor Kenney to Attend Small Business Saturday
    10:00 am to 10:30 am
    52nd Street Corridor, 52nd Street between Chestnut and Spruce, Philadelphia, Pa.

    Mayor Kenney to Attend Small Business Saturday

    November 25, 2017
    10:00 am to 10:30 am, 30 mins
    52nd Street Corridor, 52nd Street between Chestnut and Spruce, Philadelphia, Pa.
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    The Mayor will tour small businesses on the 52nd Street corridor.

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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