Brian J. O’Neill is serving his eleventh four-year term on Philadelphia City Council. The son of a Philadelphia police officer, Councilman O’Neill graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in 1971 and Widener University School of Law in 1975. Prior to his election in 1979, he was a Juvenile Probation Officer, Law Clerk in the Court of Common Pleas and attorney in private practice.
Councilman O’Neill Chairs City Council’s Technology and Information Services Committee in addition to serving on several standing committees.
Councilman O’Neill is best known for service and accessibility as well as his pro-active support for volunteer non-profit organizations in his district. Besides his center city office, Brian also maintains four full-time offices in his district where he meets personally with constituents.
Councilman O’Neill is past president of the National League of Cities and the Pennsylvania Municipal League. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Public Technology Institute, a non-profit local government organization in Washington, D.C. Councilman O’Neill also chairs the Northeast Philadelphia Airport Advisory Council and is on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau.