City Councilman Bill Henry, A&S ‘92

City Councilman Bill Henry, A&S ‘92

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

As a member of the City Council, Bill represents the Council on Baltimore City’s Commission on Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP).  His Council committee assignments include being chair of the Housing and Economic Development committee, vice chair of the Taxation, Finance & Economic Development committee and of the Education committee, and a member of the Judiciary & Legislative Investigations committee and the Land Use & Transportation committee.

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 aide under Mary Pat Clarke to chief of staff under Lawrence Bell. Bill also served as a congressional aide to Ben Cardin between “tours of duty” in City Hall, later working in the private sector as a community relations consultant.

For over twenty years, Bill has been active in Baltimore’s civic affairs. He is a proud alumnus of the Greater Baltimore Committee’s LEADERship program, a former board president at both Citizens Planning and Housing Association and the Greater Homewood Community Corporation, and has served on the boards of the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Johns Hopkins Society of Black Alumni, the Radnor-Winston Improvement Association, and the Mobtown Players theater company. 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.

A graduate of Loyola University, where he earned a master’s of business administration degree, with a concentration in finance, Bill’s undergraduate degree from the Johns Hopkins University is in social & behavioral sciences, with concentrations in urban studies and public policy. Bill also graduated from Loyola-Blakefield High School’s honors program and St. Mary’s parish school in Govans.

A lifelong City resident, Henry lives in Radnor-Winston with his wife Ruth and their two daughters, Claudia and Amelia.