Rodger Lentz

Assistant City Manager

City of Wilson, NC

Rodger Lentz, AICP has spent 27 years building better communities in North Carolina. Currently he is the

Assistant City Manager for the City of Wilson, NC. Since moving to Wilson in 2007, his focus has been on

planning and implementing projects to bring new growth and vitality to the area. Recent projects

include the nationally acclaimed Ride Microtransit system, a $120 million-dollar downtown mixed-use

redevelopment project anchored by a 3 story YMCA, and a $280 million-dollar mixed-use

redevelopment project anchored by a Single A Minor League Baseball stadium - the future home of the

Carolina Mudcats. Rodger serves on the Board of Directors for the Wilson Foundation YMCA, Wilson

Habitat for Humanity, and the Wilson Downtown Development Corporation. He is a past Board of

Director for the American Planning Association and past president of the North Carolina Chapter of the

American Planning Association. Rodger holds a Master’s Degree in Geography from UNC Charlotte

where he studied Urban and Regional Planning and a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography from UNC

Greensboro.

Rodger Lentz

Assistant City Manager

City of Wilson, NC

Rodger Lentz, AICP has spent 27 years building better communities in North Carolina. Currently he is the

Assistant City Manager for the City of Wilson, NC. Since moving to Wilson in 2007, his focus has been on

planning and implementing projects to bring new growth and vitality to the area. Recent projects

include the nationally acclaimed Ride Microtransit system, a $120 million-dollar downtown mixed-use

redevelopment project anchored by a 3 story YMCA, and a $280 million-dollar mixed-use

redevelopment project anchored by a Single A Minor League Baseball stadium - the future home of the

Carolina Mudcats. Rodger serves on the Board of Directors for the Wilson Foundation YMCA, Wilson

Habitat for Humanity, and the Wilson Downtown Development Corporation. He is a past Board of

Director for the American Planning Association and past president of the North Carolina Chapter of the

American Planning Association. Rodger holds a Master’s Degree in Geography from UNC Charlotte

where he studied Urban and Regional Planning and a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography from UNC

Greensboro.