After 37 years of service, Baltimore City Chief Financial Officer Henry Raymond will retire effective March 31, 2022.
As Director of Finance, Raymond serves as a key strategic business advisor to City leaders and is responsible for the City’s day-to-day financial operations. Raymond is also a member of the Maryland County Budget and Finance Officers, a MACo affiliate group.
According to a Baltimore City press release:
During his 37-years of service, Raymond played a critical role in the financial management of the City, facilitating a modern Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for procurement services, pension reform, protecting the City’s bond ratings, and successfully balancing the last 8 City budgets.
In an official letter, Raymond noted the support he received from the City and thanked his dedicated staff for helping overcome numerous challenges over the years.
An extensive search for Raymond’s replacement is currently underway.
The next Director of Finance will play a key role in furthering the work of responsible stewardship of City resources, one of Mayor Scott’s top priorities in office.