Baltimore City Appoints New Chief Administrative Officer

Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott announced the appointment of Faith Leach to serve as Chief Administrative Officer. In her role, Leach will manage the day-to-day operations of city government, ensuring the effective, efficient, and equitable delivery of city services.

“I am thrilled to announce Faith Leach as my Chief Administrative Officer,” said Mayor Scott. “Faith has proven herself to be a transformational leader, and I look forward to seeing her excel in this new role so that we can continue to advance our work to improve City services, promote equity throughout City government, and enhance the well-being of our residents.”

In her role as Deputy Mayor, Faith provided strategic direction and oversight to a portfolio of agencies at the forefront of quality-of-life issues, including Immigrant Affairs, LGBTQ Affairs, social services, Recreation and Parks, Homeless Services, Library Services, and the City’s COVID-19 public health response.

According to a Baltimore City:

Faith briefly served as Interim Director of the Mayor’s Office of Children and Family Success where she led key initiatives including:

  • Launching Baltimore’s first guaranteed income pilot, providing 200 young parents with $1,000 direct cash payments monthly.
  • Providing oversight to the City’s eviction prevention program – expending more than $90M to assist more than 11,000 households in need of rental assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Launched the Water4All water assistance program in partnership with the Department of Public Works.
  • Partnered with Baltimore’s Promise and Baltimore City School’s to pass legislation to establish the Baltimore Youth Datahub.
  • Developed a cross-agency working group focused on expanding summer opportunities for youth; and launched the B’More Summer Information Hub.
  • Secured a $20million commitment from JPMorgan Chase to close the racial wealth divide in Baltimore, including a $5M Advancing Cities grant to support Black and Latina women developers in West Baltimore via the POWER Collaborative.
  • Coordinated business, philanthropic, community and youth leaders to develop a comprehensive strategy to tackle the root causes of squeegeeing in Baltimore.

Visit the Baltimore City website for more information.