Mayor Matt Gentry was elected to his first four-year term in November 2015. At the time of his swearing-in, he was the second youngest Mayor in Indiana; aged 26.
Mayor Gentry is a graduate of Purdue University with degrees in Political Science and Economics. After graduating college, Mayor Gentry worked at the Indiana House of Representatives and then as partner in a small business based here in Lebanon.
As mayor, Gentry has emphasized preparing for Lebanon’s bright future. He has worked to improve the quality of life within the city by revitalizing our Historic Downtown square as well as growing and improving our beautiful parks and trails. He has also focused on rehabilitating the City’s infrastructure by making significant investments toward Lebanon’s roads and sidewalks. With the help of the City Council, Lebanon added six additional firefighters and five police officers in Gentry’s first term. Gentry has brought jobs and attracted many businesses large and small under his tenure. These companies include Ken’s Foods, XPO Logistics, People’s Brewing Company, Continental Tire, and many others.
The Mayor’s Office oversees all city departments and employees. Residents can call or visit the office with any general questions or concerns from 8:00 am – 4:00pm but to ensure time with Mayor Gentry, citizens should contact Kelly Cook to schedule an appointment.
City Employee Since: 2010
Prior to the Mayor’s Office: 2010-2015 Lebanon Parks Department as the Programs Director
Community Organizations/Boards Served: Symphony at Sunset, Boone County 4th of July Committee, Heart of Lebanon Group
Personal Profile: I was born and raised in Lebanon. I have three teenage children.
City Employee Since: December, 2014
Prior to the Mayor’s Office:
Boone County Economic Development Corporation, Fox 59 Television, WLFI TV-18
Community Organizations/Boards Served:
Grew up in Delphi, Indiana. Lived in: Alabama, Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, Texas, and Indiana.
Married, with three children.