With an emphasis on public service and increasing civic engagement, the Nutter administration has hired its first "chief service officer."

Catie C. Wolfgang, the new officer, will focus on recruiting volunteers and coordinating their efforts with various city programs. She will also oversee a new website being developed.

Her position is being funded through a two-year $200,000 grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. Philadelphia was one of 10 cities to receive the money, through a Cities of Service Leadership grant.

"Mayor Nutter has always been guided by a deep understanding that community involvement can change neighborhoods, cities, and a state, and we welcome Catie Wolfgang to this inspiring challenge," said Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin, former president of the University of Pennsylvania. - Marcia Gelbart