Meet Commissioner Henry

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”    —Barack Obama

Hi, I’m Commissioner Henry


Commissioner Henry’s wife is a native of the South Acres Community in Texas City, while Commissioner Henry is a native of Galveston, Texas. Sometime after Keith began residing in Texas City on Nightingale, where his grandmother was one of the first African- American homeowners, he later met his wife. Keith and his wife have three beautiful children.

Commissioner Henry and his twin brother grew up in public housing with a mother who worked multiple jobs to provide for them. Kevin (Keith’s twin) and his wife Pauletta and their daughter currently reside in the Greater Houston metroplex.


Commissioner Henry has worked at every level of government, in addition to having nonprofit experience. He has been published in over four publications, obtained a Masters of Public Administration from Texas Southern University, a Bachelor of Arts & Letters in English/Minor in Journalism from the State University of New York College at Buffalo State College, (Buffalo, NY). Notably, while attending Buffalo State, Commissioner Henry was an All-conference and All-Academic track athlete. 

  • American Society for Public Administrators and Toastmasters, Inc. | Since 2010
  • Conference of Minority Public Administrators. |  Since 2010
  • Galveston County 40 Under 40 Honoree | 2020
  • National Association of the Advancement of Colored People | Since 2017
  • National Education Association | Since 2019
  • Texas State Teachers Association | Since 2019
  • City of Texas City (TX) District 1 Commissioner | Elected 2020
  • National Honor Society Faculty Advisor | Appointed 2020
  • Texas Municipal League | Since 2020
  • Texas Black Democrats 40 under 40 Honoree | 2021

Equality Meets Opportunity

Commissioner Henry has spent most of his career fighting for justice and cultivating equitable opportunities for the most vulnerable among us by developing an estimated $200 million in public funding projects.

Commissioner Henry understands the lack of women in leadership, the essential need for criminal justice reform, community revitalization, youth development, and ensuring a robust workforce.

While in office, Commissioner Henry has been working arduously to ensure he implements these initiatives.