Roger Wilson was elected Alderman for the City of Frederick in 2017. During his tenure, Roger has written and championed legislation that aims to empower and improve the lives of Frederick residents. Roger founded the Youth Advisory Council, to give young people a voice in city government; and created the Senior Tax Credit, to make life a little easier for seniors in the community. He shepherded the Live Entertainment Ordinance into law, so that local breweries and distilleries could continue to thrive, unburdened by unnecessary regulation. He also strongly advocated for funding for sidewalk installation and repair, and continues to fight for revisions to the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance to curb unmanaged growth and development in the City of Frederick. Roger is aldermanic liaison for the Airport Commission, the Delaplaine Board of Directors, the Fort Detrick Alliance, and Heritage Frederick. Roger is also the current president of the Frederick County Chapter of the Maryland Municipal League and the Chair of the MWCOG Region Forward Coalition.
Roger served as Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs in Frederick County from 2014 to 2020. In that post, Roger worked directly with County Executive Jan Gardner and was a liaison between Frederick County and its local, state, and federal partners. Roger represented and worked to advance Frederick County’s interests in Annapolis during the Maryland General Assembly, as well as at the Maryland Association of Counties and Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments.
Prior to these posts, Roger was a technology executive at IBM for more than twenty years, implementing advanced technology solutions for government, retail, and life sciences, as well as travel and transportation clients throughout the country and around the world.
Roger and his wife Stacey have lived in Frederick since 1997, and have raised their three daughters—Halle, Zoe, and Gabby—in the city. Ever since moving to the area, Roger has been an active volunteer in the community. He has served on the boards of Big Brothers Big Sisters and the United Way of Frederick County; served as a Commissioner for the Frederick City Planning and Fair Housing Commissions; and as a member of the Advisory Board for Continuing Education and a member of the Board of Trustees (2013) at Frederick Community College (FCC). In addition, he has served as a mentor for the Good Guides, Good Will mentoring program. Roger is a lifetime member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and mentors young men through the Necktie Club. Roger is also a member of the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek.