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, including:
- The Youth Commission
- The Office of Black Male Engagement that includes:
- President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative
- The Mayor’s Commission on African American Males
- The Commission for Women
- The Mayor’s Commission on Asian American Affairs
- The Millennial Advisory Committee
- Mayor’s Commission on Interfaith Civic Affairs
Ajeenah Amir is the Director for the Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement. Amir is a Philadelphia native, with over 10 years’ experience in communications, community outreach, advocacy and events management. She previously served as Deputy Communications Director for the city, managing and advising the communications activities for a broad portfolio of departments, including Planning and Development, the Office of Immigrant Affairs, and the Mayor’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion since 2016. Prior to joining the Kenney Administration, Amir worked as Deputy Press Secretary for PA Governor Tom Wolf, and as Associate State Director for Communications with AARP Pennsylvania. Amir earned her MS at the University of Pennsylvania and her BA from Howard University.
|Name||Job Title||Phone #||Social|
|Octavius Blount||Coordinator, Office of Black Male Engagement||Octavius.Blount@phila.gov||(215) 686-0811|
|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.