Ben Rowe

City Manager
Title: Assistant City Manager
Phone: 336-747-7381
Ben Rowe

Ben has worked his entire career with the City of Winston Salem, joining the City in August 1996 as a Budget and Evaluation Analyst.  He spent 17 years in the Budget and Evaluation Office, serving as an Analyst, Deputy Director, and Budget and Evaluation Director until he was promoted to Assistant City Manager in December 2013.

Current Roles

In his role as Assistant City Manager, Ben is responsible for Budget and Evaluation, Human Resources, Information Systems, Performance and Accountability, Public Assembly Facilities, capital planning, strategic planning and performance management/benchmarking.


Ben has a bachelor's degree in economics from Wake Forest University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and has a master's degree in public administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a 2010 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Government's Public Executive Leadership Academy. Ben is a member of the International City/County Management Association and the North Carolina City/County Management Association. He is also a 2006 graduate of Leadership Winston-Salem.


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