Roger Wilson has been a resident of Frederick since 1997, when his family purchased a home in the Dearbought Community. In 2007, Roger had the unique opportunity to participate in the Leadership Frederick County (LFC) program, sponsored by the Frederick Chamber of Commerce. The exposure to emerging local issues and a community leadership network inspired Roger to roll up his sleeves and commit to a lifetime of public service.
Roger was elected to the Board of Aldermen in November of 2017. His legislative priorities include Seniors First initiatives, youth, sustainability, affordable housing, and transportation. Roger believes in a bold vision for Frederick. “Together,” Roger says, “we can fix our sidewalks and roads, we can build a sustainable economy, we can give hope for our youngest citizens and their future. We can build a community that is fair and inclusive. But first, we need to believe that it's possible. We need to believe in our own power to make positive change, both as individuals, and as a community.”
Over the years, Roger has been deeply engaged in the community. His civic involvement includes: Board of Directors, Big Brothers Big Sisters; member of the Frederick City Planning Commission; member of the Frederick City Fair Housing Commission; lifetime member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity; and a member of the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek. As a member of the Frederick Community College Board of Trustees, Roger worked to create the college’s cybersecurity program, which is thriving and producing qualified professionals for the region.
In his day job, Roger is responsible for managing governmental affairs for the County Executive—a position that includes serving as a liaison to Frederick County's municipalities, the Frederick County Delegation, and with the County Council. In addition, Roger supports the County Executive with advancing policy initiatives both in the county and with state and federal delegations.
Roger is passionate about Frederick City's economic future. As a technology executive at IBM for more than twenty years before transitioning to the public sector, Roger implemented advanced technology solutions for government, retail, and life sciences, as well as travel and transportation clients throughout the country and around the world.
Roger received his Bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, and his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland. Roger is married to Stacey C. Wilson, a mental health therapist with a focus on adolescents. Roger and Stacey are blessed with three beautiful daughters—Halle, Zoe, and Gabby.