Office of the Mayor
Meet Mayor Williams
The Honorable Wanda R.D. Williams currently serves as the 39th Mayor of the City of Harrisburg. She was sworn into office on January 3rd, 2022 by Commonwealth Court Judge Lori Dumas.
The Mayor is a proud lifelong resident of Harrisburg, and a graduate of William Penn High School and Harrisburg Area Community College. She has been married to her husband Jerome “Jerry” K. Williams for 43 years, and together they have 5 children, 18 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
After a career with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Wanda was first elected to Harrisburg City Council in 2005 and served as the President from 2010 through 2021. A staunch advocate for city residents, she helped challenge Harrisburg’s Act 47 Plan, resulting in a fairer deal and millions of dollars in savings. Additionally, while on Harrisburg City Council, the Mayor enacted legislation to “Ban the Box” on city job applications and has worked with numerous federal and state agencies to secure more resources for the city. Mayor Williams also serves her community as an executive board member of the Pennsylvania Municipal League, as a Dauphin County Democratic Committeewoman, and as a board member for the Downtown Improvement District. She previously served as a member of the Human Advocacy Commission, as a board member of Rejoice Adoption Agency, and as president of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Local Union 3105.
We Want to Hear From You!
Do you want to connect with the Mayor? You can submit a request below to invite her to your event or to bring a question to her desk.
For constituent direct assistance in the Mayor’s Office, Special Assistant for Community Affairs Deborah Robinson can be reached at [email protected]. Deborah serves as the Mayor’s direct liaison to help constituent and groups navigate city government. This includes working with our LGBTQ+ community, senior community and community groups to: discuss policies and implement strategies here in the city, to discuss and address issues within the community, and to build trust between the city and community partners.