Executive Director, National Organization of Black County Officials (NOBCO)
Dr. Helen Holton is a 21-year veteran of the Baltimore City Council. She left a legacy of leadership service over her five-term tenure in matters of taxation, finance, economic development, education, and health. As a Legislator her eye for public policy’s impact on quality of life is spot on. She takes on tough battles that must be fought for a more just and equitable reality. Living at the intersection of race and gender she works to empower others to embrace inclusion, diversity and respect as a viable pathway to win-wins.
As Executive Director of NOBCO, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Dr. Helen leads the charge on education, outreach, and advocacy on health/healthcare, criminal justice reform, technology, the future of work and beyond. A recognized subject matter expert and thought leader the work’s primary goal is to empower county officials and other leaders to lead better equipped with tools, tips, and strategies.