Room 502, City Hall
Committees: Chair, Housing and Community Development; Vice Chair, Taxation, Finance and Economic Development; Vice Chair, Education; Judiciary and Legislative Investigations; Land Use and Transportation;
As the City Councilman for Baltimore’s 4th District, Bill Henry chairs the Council’s Housing & Community Development committee, serves as vice chair of both the Taxation, Finance & Economic Development and Education & Youth committees, and is a member of both the Judiciary & Legislative Investigations and Land Use & Transportation committees. He also represents the Council on the City’s Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation and was previously the Council's first African-American representative on the City's Planning Commission.
A lifetime City resident, Bill is married and has two daughters enrolled in the Baltimore City public schools. He is a former board president at both Citizens Planning and Housing Association and the Greater Homewood Community Corporation (now Strong City Baltimore), and has served on the boards of the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Johns Hopkins Society of Black Alumni, the Mobtown Players theater company, and the neighborhood association for Radnor-Winston, where he has lived for over twenty years. A longtime advocate for strengthening the York-Greenmount corridor, the councilman helped found the Greenmount Avenue Revitalization Task Force and has also served on the steering committee for the York Road Partnership.
Before being elected in 2007, the councilman served as director of special projects for the Patterson Park Community Development Corporation, coordinating every phase of the CDC’s commercial and residential real estate development projects in Southeast Baltimore. He has also worked at all three levels of government, having served as legislative staff in the US Congress, the Maryland General Assembly, and the Baltimore City Council, where he worked his way up from legislative aide to chief of staff, under two Council Presidents.
Councilman Henry received a BA in social and behavioral sciences, with concentrations in urban studies and public policy, from the Johns Hopkins University and an MBA, with a concentration in finance, from Loyola University Maryland. Check out his on-line calendar and newsletter HERE.