About the City Treasurer
Henry W. Supinski was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware. He has a long history of service to the City dating back to 1976 when he was hired as a Legal and Economic Consultant to the Wilmington City Council. Henry held this position for nearly nine years until July, 1985 when he was appointed by the City Council to fill a vacancy in the City Treasurer’s post. Since that time he has been elected to six consecutive 4-year terms of office, and is currently in his 26th year of service as Wilmington’s City Treasurer.
Henry graduated from Salesianum High School, LaSalle University with a B.S. in Business Administration, and holds a Law Degree from the University of Baltimore. He has been a member of the Delaware Bar Association since 1977. He also served in the Delaware Army National Guard for six years and was honorably discharged in 1973.
As Treasurer, Henry is responsible for over $250 million in City assets. In addition to the cash management and investment function, he oversees approximately $240 million in City debt, and serves as Chief Pension Administrator for the Wilmington Pension System. The system has eight pension plans, 2,400 participants, $170 million in assets and a $19 million annual payroll.
In the Pension area, Henry has helped change just about everything. After participating in a Statewide Pension Task Force in 1990, he recommended the creation of the City’s first non-uniform contributory pension program. He also oversaw the closing of existing Police and Fire Pension programs in favor of the State’s County and Municipal Pension Program. He also recommended changing the fund’s equity exposure to the current maximum of 60 percent.
After years of study in the 1990’s, Henry, together with then Council President James M. Baker, created the City’s first ever Retiree Health Care Program for all full-time City employees on the City’s employment rolls as of January 1, 2000.
His volunteer interests are many and Henry serves as Board Member or Treasurer for Blood Bank of Delmarva, The Antonian, The Maplewood Housing Corporation, The Rock Manor Golf Course Corporation, The National Academy of Finance at Howard Career Center. He is also Treasurer of the Wilmington Park Trust Fund Commission, and is Chairman of the St. Anthony of Padua Parish Finance Council. He also serves as treasurer of a number of City-sponsored corporations, including Cityfest, Inc., the Wilmington Holiday Toy Drive, Inc., and the Wilmington UDAG Corporation.
Henry previously coached CYO softball, baseball and basketball, and also coached in the Wilmington Optimist Baseball League.
He is the son of Henry B. Supinski, a DuPont Company retiree who was born and raised on Wilmington’s Eastside, and Sophie Supinski who grew up in Wilmington Browntown Neighborhood. Henry has one sister, Monica, who is a special needs teacher of autistic children in Philadelphia.
Henry has been married to the former Deborah Wahl since 1973. They have four children (Elizabeth (Liz), Rebecca (Becca), Theresa and Henry III), and seven grandchildren.
Contact the Treasurer's Office
City Treasurer's Office
Louis L. Redding City/County Building
800 N. French Street, 5th Floor
Wilmington DE 19801
Phone: (302) 576-2480
Fax: (302) 573-5568