Harrisburg has a new mayor! Welcome and congratulations to Wanda Williams! Wanda R. D. Williams (born 1953) is a Democratic politician from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania currently serving as 39th Mayor of Harrisburg. Running as a Democrat and President of the Harrisburg City Council, she won the 2021 Harrisburg mayoral election becoming the city’s second female and second African-American mayor. Williams grew up in Harrisburg and attended William Penn High and Harrisburg Area Community College. Williams started her political career in 1998 as a member of the Harrisburg school board. She served on the Harrisburg City Council since 2006, with her last two terms serving as the council president.