Speaker Bio

Mrs E Glen


rs. Glenn retired from local government as the Deputy Director of the Baltimore County Department of Planning where she was responsible for the administration of affordable housing policy and housing finance, community development programs, and homeless services. She is a member of the Board of Governors for NAHRO, and Chairs the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee since 2017.  Since 2007, she has served on NAHRO’s International Research and Global Exchange Committee . In October 2017, she was awarded the prestigious John D. Lange Award for Excellence in International Housing and Community Development by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO).

She is chairing an international collaborative initiative spread among three continents, between several universities and social/public housing organizations from the US, UK and South Africa to implement Global Classrooms, Professional Exchanges, Research Projects, and a Pan African Symposium on Sustainable Development. She recently accepted an appointment as Chair of the African Housing Professionals Forum in Freetown, Sierra Leone. She serves as the US Advisor for the Nigeria UK Society for Housing Professionals. She is the current President of the Board of Directors of the Bethel Wellness and Empowerment Center in Baltimore City and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2015. She was appointed by the Governor of Maryland and is finishing up her 3rd four-year term as a Trustee of the Maryland Affordable Housing Trust. 

" Ms. Glenn was recognized by the Maryland Minority Business Directory for her work in housing and community development. "

Her international credentials include being a member of the US State Department’s official delegation to Habitat 3 held in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016 and to Habitat 2 held in Istanbul, Turkey in 1996. In 2015, she was appointed by the United Nations as a Policy Expert on Urban Services and Technology as part of the preparation of the New Urban Agenda that was approved by the UN General Assembly in September 2016. She has presented at several international venues including presentations in China, South Africa, Australia, and France. She has received a number of honors including being recognized in 2017 by the Baltimore Times newspaper as a Woman Trailblazer in Business and a Leadership Award from MAHRA in 2016 and again in 2019. In 2015, Ms. Glenn was recognized by the Maryland Minority Business Directory for her work in housing and community development. In 2009 and again in 2018, Maryland’s Newspaper of Record, The Daily Record, honored Mrs. Glenn as a Top 100 Woman in the State of Maryland.