Henry C. Levy, Treasurer, Alameda County

Henry C. Levy (Hank) was appointed by the Board of Supervisors to fill the remaining term of the former Treasurer-Tax Collector (TTC) in May 2017, and was elected to a full four-year term in June 2018.  

The job of the Alameda County TTC is varied:

  • Tax Collection of Various Property Taxes in the county, plus business, utility, and hotel taxes in the unincorporated areas of the county; includes selling tax delinquent properties.
  • Bank and Invest the County’s and School Districts’ excess funds, currently approximately $6 Billion.
  • Direct the County’s elective supplemental deferred compensation program for County employees
  • Ex-officio trustee on the Alameda County Retirement System (ACERA), which has responsibility for providing pension and other post-employment benefits to County retirees.
  • Member of the Alameda County Finance Committee, which oversees bond issuance and other county financial matters.

Prior to becoming Alameda County, TTC, Hank managed his accounting firm, The Henry Levy Group, CPAs and Consultants, which he founded in 1991. He grew it to over 30 people in 6 offices in Northern California. He sold the firm in 2016 prior to his appointment as TTC.

Hank is currently on the board of two non-profits: Pogo Park (Richmond, CA) and Senior Medi-Benefits. He has served on numerous other non-profit boards and been active in government citizen organizations since the mid-1980’s. He served on the Alameda County Assessment Appeals board from 2004 to 2017. He taught income tax for the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program for 4 years.

An East Coaster by birth, Hank came out to California in his early twenties, living always on the border of Oakland and Berkeley. He raised 4 children, who attended Oakland and Berkeley public schools.  Hank has been a baseball umpire for almost 20 years, and has written a short memoir on this subject. Hank was married to Marcia Goodman for almost 32 years until she passed away from complications from Ovarian Cancer on December 5, 2017.

Hank is an accredited community college instructor. He has taught accounting, employee benefits, and economics various Universities and colleges in the Bay Area.

Hank received his B.A (History) from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, his M.A (Industrial Arts) from San Jose State University, and his accounting education from California State University, Hayward (now Cal East Bay) and Golden Gate University.