George Wentz, PE, BSCE, M. ASCE

Special Projects Manager, City of Jurupa Valley, California

George Wentz serves as Deputy City Manager for the City of Jurupa Valley, California (pop 100,000).

George brings more than 45 years of administrative, management, and local government related experience, focused on delivering consulting support to public agencies, including 25+ in Riverside County. He has served as a City Manager, Deputy City Manager, Public Works Director, City Engineer, Building Official, Planning Director, Traffic Engineer and Economic Development Manager. He has coordinated extensively with the County of Riverside and WRCOG on various local and regional initiatives. Currently he is the Deputy City Manager in Jurupa Valley.

George has directed and administered projects which range from on-call support to provision of full city contract services. His responsibilities have included accountability for day-to-day completion of activities associated with wide ranging service contracts to serving as Principal-in-Charge of specific projects. His managerial experience and high level of success is well documented and recognized in the industry. In 2004, he was selected as one of the top 50 Public Works “trendsetters” in the USA.

He is recognized for having a proven talent in working well with City Councils, boards, commissions, committees, ad-hoc groups, managers and staff to achieve desired agency results and incorporating service delivery methods that save time and money while enhancing performance.

Over the past few years he has been a speaker on an array of “smart city” topics, including small cells, broadband municipal utilities, coming 5G and other Information and Communication Technology (ICT) opportunities for cities and counties throughout the United States. He has served as a Principal for the preparation of broadband and fiber master plans and consulted to agencies in such locations as Colorado and California on effective small cell/5G and broadband deployment, including staff augmentation, infrastructure assessment, public policy implementation, plan review, economic development, and design and aesthetics standard updates.