Bill Henry - District 4
100 Holliday Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
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 working in community development at the Patterson Park Community Development Corporation. Prior to that, he spent seven years as staff in City Hall, first interning in the Mayor’s office under Kurt Schmoke and then in the City Council President’s office, working his way up from legislative director to chief of staff. Bill served as a congressional aide and 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.
For over twenty-five years, Bill has been active in Baltimore’s civic affairs. A longtime advocate for strengthening the York-Greenmount corridor, Bill co-chaired the Greenmount Avenue Revitalization Task Force and has 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 theater company. 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 was the City Council's first African-American representative to the City's Planning Commission. He currently serves on the board of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company.
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, Bill lives in Radnor-Winston with his wife Ruth and their two daughters, Claudia and Amelia.
Committee assignments: Budget & Appropriations, Housing & Urban Affairs, and Labor