What we do
The mission of the Office of the City Representative (OCR) is to promote Philadelphia, the nation’s first and most historic World Heritage City. Our office works with event producers to bring events to the City, recognizes extraordinary residents and visiting dignitaries, represents the mayor at events, and works with delegations to promote Philadelphia.
Some of the events we have produced or supported:
- Wawa Welcome America! Festival (July 4)
- Philly Holiday Tree Lighting
- International Cultural Flag Raisings
- Philadelphia International Unity Soccer Cup Festival and Parade of Nations
- The Philadelphia Marathon
- 2016 Villanova University Basketball Championship Parade
We also create and present official City citations, tributes, proclamation, and letters. To request a ceremonial document, download the request form.
Mar24EventUNCF Masquerade BallAll DayPennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USAEvent
UNCF Masquerade BallMarch 24, 2018All DayPennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USAmapHosted by Mayor James F. Kenney, The UNCF Masked Ball is a premier fundraising gala and a major social event, focusing on raising public awareness and large corporate and individual donations to support deserving students through UNCF. Hosted by a diverse group of corporate sponsors and local businesses, it involves celebrities, dignitaries, civic leaders, volunteers, public officials, alumni and other’s who support UNCF’s mission of investing in better futures for us all by getting students to and through college
Apr26EventTake Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day10:00 am to 12:00 pmPhiladelphia City Hall, 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USAEvent
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work DayApril 26, 201810:00 am to 12:00 pm, 2 hoursPhiladelphia City Hall, 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USAmapChildren and youth between the ages of 5 years to 18 years accompany their parents or relatives to work within a diverse range of City Departments. The event underscores the Administration’s commitment to youth mentoring as a way to stimulate a young person’s interest in higher education and introduces them to the inner workings of City Government and the responsibilities of the City workplace.
May14EventIsrael Flag Raising1:00 pm to 2:00 pmEvent
Israel Flag RaisingMay 14, 20181:00 pm to 2:00 pm, 1 hour