Kenney makes more Cabinet appointments [photos]


Philadelphia’s mayor-elect is filling out more of his Cabinet. 

Mayor-Elect Jim Kenney is appointing attorney Nolan Atkinson Jr. to a newly created post of chief diversity and inclusion officer, the same job he currently holds at the powerful law firm Duane Morris.  

Atkinson said Philadelphia can do better than having minorities make up just 14 percent of managers.

“If we want this city to be world class, if we want to meet our obligations of caring for all of our citizens, then we must be inclusive of everyone — not only in government, but in the boardroom and corporations, on the construction job sites, in the union halls and in every neighborhood,” he said.

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Ellen Mattleman Kaplan, who used to work at the elections and government watchdog group the Committee of Seventy, will serve as chief integrity officer.

Kenney will keep Amy Kurland as inspector general.

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