BALTIMORE CITY COUNCIL
In October 2014, Eric T. Costello joined the Baltimore City Council representing Baltimore’s most diverse district – the 11th District, which includes Central West Baltimore, the Downtown Central Business District, Downtown’s Westside, Midtown, and the South Baltimore Peninsula, as well as 24 unique neighborhoods. The 11th District is also home to Camden Yards, City Hall, the Inner Harbor, Lexington Market, MICA, historic Pennsylvania Avenue, Port Covington, State Center, the University of Baltimore, University of Maryland Baltimore, and the Washington Monument. Eric won the 2016 Democratic primary in a five way race with 55% of the total vote in April 2016 to become the Democratic nominee; and ran unopposed in the General Election in November 2016, with his first full four-year term ending in December, 2020
As a member of the City Council, Eric works tirelessly on behalf of our residents and local businesses. He continues to use his U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) auditing experience to ensure Baltimore City taxpayer dollars are used as efficiently as possible and treated as the precious resource that they are.
City Council Committee Assignments
- Chairman, Budget & Appropriations
- Chairman, Judiciary & Legislative Investigations
- Labor Committee; Land Use & Transportation Committee; and Taxation, Finance, & Economic Development Committee
- Chairman, Biennial Audits Oversight Commission
- Chairman, Stormwater Remdiation Fee Commission
SERVICE IN BALTIMORE CIVIC AND NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS:
- Board Member, South Baltimore Gateway Community Impact District Management Authority: 2016 – current
- Board Member, St Mary’s Spiritual Center and Historic Site on Paca St Trustees: 2016 – current
- Board Member, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore: 2014 – current
- Board Member, Downtown Management Authority: 2014 – current
- Board Member, Midtown Community Benefits District: 2014 – current
- Board Member, Digital Harbor High School Advisory Board: 2012 – current
- Board Member, Bethel Empowerment and Wellness Center: 2015 – current
- Member, Mayor’s Tax Policy Review Group: 2014 – 2015
- Vice-Chair, Advisory Board to the Parking Authority of Baltimore City: 2012 – 2015
- Board Member, Baltimore City Casino Local Development Council: 2012- 2014
- Co-founder, Federal Hill Thinking Green: 2012 – 2014
- Federal Hill Neighborhood Association: President: 2012 – 2014; Vice-president: 2011 – 2012
CAREER PRIOR TO THE CITY COUNCIL
From 2006 – 2014 Eric served in the US GAO as a Senior IT Analyst. His work there saved tax-payers more than $274 Million by identifying gaps in capital planning, risk management, contractor oversight practices, and cancellation of underperforming federal programs.
In 2004, Eric earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication Arts with a minor in Business Communications at SUNY Oneonta. He earned a Master of Science in Information Management in 2006 from Syracuse University’s iSchool, with Certificates of Advanced Study in both Information Security Management and Information Systems & Telecommunications Management.
OUTSIDE OF WORK
A native of New York, Eric fell in love with Baltimore when he moved to Otterbein in 2007. He currently lives in Federal Hill, where he purchased his home in 2010. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys spending time with family and friends.