Roger Desjarlais, County Manager
Roger Desjarlais has dedicated himself to public service for more than four decades and has served as County Manager in Lee County since 2013. He oversees a $2 billion budget and 2,640 employees. Desjarlais previously was Chief Deputy at the Lee County Property Appraiser Office. He also served as Broward County Manager for seven years. Prior to that, he had a two-decade career with Lee County government, including a post as Assistant County Manager.
The County Manager's Office carries out the policy direction of the Board of County Commissioners and oversees the day-to-day operations of county departments. Staff is committed to enhancing quality of life of residents and visitors by providing cost-effective services.
The County Manager's direct reports include the Chief Financial Officer, Communications Director and Deputy County Manager; he also oversees Legislative Affairs.