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Bill Henry - District 4

410-396-4830
410-659-1792 (fax)
100 Holliday Street
Suite 500
​Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Bill.Henry@baltimorecity.gov

 

Councilmember's Bio:

Bill Henry has brought a wealth of experience across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to his job representing the Baltimore City Council’s 4th District.

 

Before being elected to represent North and Northeast Baltimore’s 4th District, Bill spent eight years revitalizing neighborhoods in Southeast Baltimore with the Patterson Park Community Development Corporation. Previously, he worked in City Hall, first interning in the Mayor’s office for Kurt Schmoke during college and then later as staff in the City Council President’s office, working his way up from legislative director for Mary Pat Clarke to chief of staff for Lawrence Bell. Bill served as a congressional aide and later as a legislative aide in Annapolis between “tours of duty” in City Hall, also working in the private sector as a community relations and organizational development consultant.

 

A longtime advocate for strengthening the York-Greenmount corridor, Bill co-chaired the Greenmount Avenue Revitalization Task Force and served on the steering committee for the York Road Partnership. He is a proud alumnus of the Greater Baltimore Committee’s LEADERship program, and a former board president at Citizens Planning & Housing Association, Greater Homewood Community Corporation (now known as Strong City Baltimore), and the Mobtown Players, a local community theater company he helped found.  Bill has also served on the boards of the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Johns Hopkins Society of Black Alumni, the Radnor-Winston Improvement Association, and Local Progress, a national organization of progressive municipal officials. He currently serves on the board of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company and on Notre Dame of Maryland University's Business & Economics Departmental Advisory Board.

 

A graduate of Loyola University Maryland, where he earned an MBA with a concentration in finance, Bill received his undergraduate degree in social & behavioral sciences, with concentrations in urban studies and public policy, from the Johns Hopkins University. Bill also graduated from Loyola-Blakefield High School’s honors program and St. Mary’s parish school in Govans. A lifelong City resident who graduated from two different schools in the district he now represents, Bill lives in the Radnor-Winston neighborhood with his wife Ruth and their two daughters, Claudia and Amelia.

 

Bill has represented the City Council on the board of Community Media of Baltimore City, which oversees our public access cable channels, and the Baltimore City Commission for Historical & Architectural Preservation, along with having been the Council's first African-American representative to the City's Planning Commission.  He currently represents the City Council on the Biennial Audits Oversight Commission, is vice-chair of the Health Committee, and sits on the Budget & Appropriations, Housing & Urban Affairs, and Labor committees.

 

Committee Assignments:

Vice Chair, Health
Member, Budget and Appropriations
Member, Housing and Urban Affairs
Member, Labor