Who We Are: Najeeb Edens

Najeeb Edens is a Philly311 agent who enjoys stepping out from behind the phones and into the community when answering customer’s questions. Philly311 has a long history of community engagement. The Philly311 Neighborhood Liaison Program was created in 2009 to empower community heroes to directly enter and track service requests in the 311 system. Philly311’s…

Philly311 Welcomes Summer Interns

It’s that time of year again and Philly311 is proud to welcome its latest group of summer interns. Selected through the Mayor’s Internship Program, Philly311’s summer interns come from diverse backgrounds and bring varying goals of how they’d like to contribute to city government. Each summer, these interns bring creativity and a fresh perspective to…

Congratulations Julie!

On the rainy eve of Thanksgiving, from the top of City Hall, just below the feet of William Penn, Ben Waxman proposed to the MDO’s Julie Wertheimer. Part of a ruse, the engagement involved Ben, Managing Director Rich Negrin, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Grants Maari Porter, and City Hall security. Ben had asked Managing…

Philadelphia’s Hispanic Public Servants Highlighted at the 2013 Hispanic Choice Awards

October 5th, 2013 marked the 10th Annual Hispanic Choice Awards in Philadelphia, the city’s premier Hispanic event. While the awards celebrates “leaders from all industries..and highlights the robust and influential Hispanic presence in the Philadelphia region,” this year, public servants shared the spotlight. The above video highlighted the City’s Hispanic public servants along with a…

Philly311 Welcomes Daniel Ramos

The Managing Director’s Office would like to extend its warmest welcome to Daniel Ramos, Philly311’s new Community Engagement Coordinator. In this role, Daniel will be responsible for connecting the 311 service and the Neighborhood Liaison Program to community stakeholders. So where does the new Community Engagement Coordinator come from? “The streets” Daniel said. In a…

Who We Are: Caroline Olson

While it’s easy to write about awards and public accomplishments, we often don’t hear enough about the outstanding efforts made internally. That’s why this Thursday, we’re dedicating a blog post the MDO’s Caroline Olson, Deputy Managing Director of Organizational Development and Talent Management. Caroline came to work for the City to strategically look at talent…