Bertha Henry was named County Administrator in October 2008 after serving as Interim Administrator for a year.
As County Administrator, she serves as Chief Executive Officer of Broward County and directs the functions of County Government which fall under the auspices of the Board of County Commissioners. Henry oversees a county with 1.7 million residents, and operations for nearly 60 agencies with more than 5,200 employees, including the airport, seaport and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. Broward County’s budget for fiscal year 2015 is more than $4.1 billion.
A native of Miami, Florida, Henry has a distinguished career in public service with more than 35 years of experience in public administration, including service in Montgomery County (Dayton), Ohio, and the City of Miami. She first came to Broward County in 1996 and served as Assistant to the County Administrator until 1998, when she accepted a position as Assistant City Manager of Finance and Administration for the City of Miami, assisting with the city’s financial recovery. Henry returned to Broward County in July 2000, serving as Broward County’s Deputy County Administrator.
Henry has a master of science degree in public administration (Finance Concentration) and a bachelor of science in government from Florida State University.
Henry has received numerous awards and recognitions for her professional and volunteer endeavors, and is affiliated with a number of organizations.