Local Government Fellow

Anjali Chainani

Philadelphia, PA


Director of Policy, City of Philadelphia, PA

As Director of Policy, Anjali works closely with the executive team to forward the Administration’s priorities under Mayor James F. Kenney. Anjali coordinates policy development to ensure the success of important long-term investments such as Universal pre-K, community schools, and systemic improvements to parks, recreation centers and libraries. Anjali was instrumental in garnering support for Mayor Kenney’s first budget proposal, which introduced a new revenue source, the Sugar Sweetened Beverage Tax. In an effort to improve local quality of life outcomes through evidence based tools and tactics, Anjali is spearheading a citywide behavioral science initiative in partnership with academic institutions. Anjali also works closely with City Council to sustain a shared agenda that will improve the education, health and prosperity of children and families across the city of Philadelphia for years to come.