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Bill Henry: CV

Baltimore City Comptroller

Bill Henry in front of Baltimore and American flags.
Bill Henry


  • 1992 Bachelor’s degree, social and behavioral sciences, Johns Hopkins University (urban studies and public policy) 
  • 2006 Master’s degree, finance, Loyola University Maryland 


  • While a student at Johns Hopkins, he interned for Mayor Kurt Schmoke and worked as a congressional aide to then-Congressman Ben Cardin.
  • He worked for several years with the City Council, working his way up from a legislative aide to chief of staff for the city council president.
  • Before being elected to the Baltimore City Council, he advocated for communities with the Patterson Park Community Development Corporation and as board president of the Citizens Planning and Housing Administration and the Greater Homewood Corporation (now Strong City Baltimore), where he helped lead revitalization efforts for the York-Greenmount corridor.
  • In 2007, he was elected to the Baltimore City Council, advocating for a realignment of city spending away from policing towards education and youth development.
  • In 2020, he was sworn in as comptroller of Baltimore City and sits on several boards and commissions.

In His Own Words

This year’s budget operating and capital is going to be over $3 billion but we don’t have the money to do basic things to take care of our kids. How can we not have the money to do that when we have all that money? Let’s look at exactly how we are spending our money. That to me is something that the comptroller should be doing. Not just keeping an eye on the money but sharing with the rest of us that information. 

Baltimore Beat, 2019

Baltimoreans need to recognize that youth development isn’t another priority in competition with public safety; it is public safety. 

Baltimore Sun, 2009

In government, sunshine is often the best disinfectant. The public must have greater access to the proceedings of the Board of Estimates, where the business of government is transacted. We also must continue to reform ethics policies and financial disclosures. 

Baltimore Magazine, 2020