Henry Raymond, Director of the Department of Finance, to Retire

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Brandon M. Scott
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Monica Lewis
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Baltimore Chief Financial Officer Will Retire, Effective March 31, 2022; Search for Replacement Already Underway

BALTIMORE, MD (Wednesday, November 3, 2021) — The City of Baltimore announced today the retirement of Chief Financial Officer Henry Raymond, effective March 31, 2022. Raymond presently serves as a key strategic business advisor to Mayor Scott as the Director of Finance.

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.

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