What we do
The Kenney Administration is committed to building an inclusive government that looks like the City of Philadelphia. To that end, the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer makes recommendations over the long term that work to build a more inclusive City workforce related to race, ethnicity, disability, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
The Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer works with those in government and in the private sector to increase opportunities for all who have suffered from discriminatory practices. This includes reducing barriers in contracting so that every person and every business has the chance to succeed. It means supporting commerce in neighborhoods that have been harmed by unequal lending practices. Overall, it means leveraging Philadelphia’s talent and diverse culture to make our economy stronger.
Philadelphia moves forward with Racial Equity Action plan
Philadelphia has committed to acknowledging racial disparities & creating actionable solutions by completing Racial Equity Action plan.
August 2017: Boards & commissions meetings
Advisory boards & commissions are an opportunity to learn more about City government. Meetings are public. Join the conversation!
Nolan N. Atkinson, Jr., is the City of Philadelphia’s first Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer. Prior to his appointment by Mayor Kenney, Mr. Atkinson was a member of the Trial Practice group at Duane Morris and was appointed the firm's Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer in 2007. His award-winning, innovative programs in the field of diversity have resulted in making the firm a more inclusive organization. Mr. Atkinson is the former chair and a founder of the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group, Inc., a group of law firms and corporations committed to increasing ethnic and racial diversity in Philadelphia's larger law firms.
|Name||Job Title||Phone #||Social|
|Serigne Fall||Executive Assistant||Serigne.Fall@phila.gov||(215) 686-2150|
|Amber Hikes||Executive Director of the Office of LGBT Affairs||Amber.Hikes@phila.gov||(215) 686-0330|
|Charles W. Horton, Jr.||Executive Director/Accessibility Compliance Specialist/ADA Coordinator||Charles.Horton@phila.gov||(215) 686-2798|
|Nefertiri Sickout||Assistant Diversity Officer for Research and Policy||Nefertiri.Sickout@phila.gov||(215) 686-0810|
The Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer works closely with the Office of Economic Opportunity to increase diversity in the City's procurement and contracting.