Robert McDermott serves as Chief Financial Officer for the City Council of Philadelphia in the Office of the President. As CFO, Robert is responsible for: (1) analyzing and reporting on the overall fiscal health of the City; (2) advising and providing analysis to City Council on budgetary matters and legislation; (3) providing support during the budget approval process.
Prior to his time in City Council, Robert attended Temple University, where he received two Bachelors of Arts in Economics and Political Science (2013). While pursuing a Master of Arts in Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University, Robert worked with the Tacony-Tookany-Frankford Watershed Partnership on a project examining the efficacy of the City’s policy changes in relation to the overall health of the watershed. In his last year as a graduate student, Robert was accepted into the City Council Fellowship Program, where he worked on GIS and urban planning related projects.
Robert resides in Port Richmond, and is an adjunct professor at Temple University.