Chief Fiscal Officer
Elaine Harder, Chief Fiscal Officer (CFO), joined the Department of Housing & Community Development in 2018. The Bel Air, Maryland native comes to the Agency after serving as director of fiscal services for the Baltimore City Police Department. Ms. Harder has a background in finance and spent 16 years supporting the U.S. Department of Defense in various executive level positions. As CFO, Ms. Harder is responsible for creating, managing, and monitoring the operating and capital budgets for the Agency. She also serves as the liaison between DHCD and other City Agencies to ensure a seamless flow of audit relations, financial transactions, and other related matters. Ms. Harder earned a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Monmouth University. Additionally, Ms. Harder obtained her Certified Public Accounting License from the State of New Jersey.