Daily Record Staff//August 24, 2022
//August 24, 2022
Elizabeth Koontz started “Baltimore’s Birthday Bash” and takes pride in the annual fundraiser’s continued growth.
Koontz, director of external relations at Baltimore Metropolitan Council, said she grew up in a family committed to service and has dedicated her career to making Baltimore a better place. Before working at the Metropolitan Council, Koontz worked for eight years at Live Baltimore, a nonprofit committed to retaining and recruiting residents. She served most recently as program director.
“Birthday Bash not only raises vital funds for the organization with the critical mission to grow Baltimore’s population but is also an infectious demonstration of Baltimore City pride,” she wrote.
Koontz has also worked for the offices of the city’s mayor and council and has volunteered in various capacities at Walter’s Art Museum. In 2016, the Baltimore Police Department awarded Koontz with the Commissioners Award.
“My commitment to inspiring change is two-fold. Through working with and around local government for most of my career, I’ve had an opportunity to work alongside dedicated public servants working toward policy change together. I remain committed to this path. It’s through my community work that I’ve also observed the compassion and resilience that makes me love Baltimore even more deeply despite all its challenges.”
She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.