What we do
The Office of Public Engagement enhances the City’s community outreach and engagement efforts. We work with residents to make City government accessible to all Philadelphians. We also help make sure everyone’s voice is heard when the City is drafting and implementing policies.
Our Office oversees several of the Mayor’s offices and commissions. These include the Youth Commission, the Office of Black Male Engagement (including President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative and the Mayor’s Commission on African American Males), the Commission for Women, the Mayor’s Commission on Asian American Affairs, the Millennial Advisory Committee, and the Mayor’s Commission on Interfaith Civic Affairs.
Nina Ahmad, Ph.D., is the Deputy Mayor for Public Engagement. Dr. Ahmad previously served as the Executive Vice President of Government Affairs of JNA Capital, Inc., and co-founded the real estate development and finance company. President Obama appointed her to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Dr. Ahmad was a founding member of the Asian Mosaic Fund giving circle and sits on the Diversity Committee of William Penn Charter School. Dr. Ahmad received her doctoral degree in 1990 from the Chemistry Department of the University of Pennsylvania, and trained as a Postdoctoral Fellow with Darwin Prockop, M.D., Ph.D., at Thomas Jefferson University.
|Name||Job Title||Phone #||Social|
|Ricardo Calderon||Director of Youth Commission||Ricardo.Calderon@phila.gov||(215) 686-2159|
|Jack Drummond||Director of Mayor’s Office of Black Male Engagement||Jack.Drummond@Phila.gov||(215) 686-0332|
|Jovida Hill||Executive Director of the Commission for Women||Jovida.Hill@phila.gov||(215) 686-2154|
|Krishna Rami||Public Engagement Analyst||Krishna.Rami@Phila.gov||(215) 686-0320|
The Philadelphia Youth Commission gives a voice to young leaders who advise the City on policies, programs, and actions that affect youth.
The Office of Black Male Engagement works to connect African American men, women, boys, and their families to opportunities in Philadelphia that can lead them to success.