Jack Rentz

Term Expires: May 2021

Goals for Abilene

  • Establish a long-term plan to deal with all our aging infrastructure
  • Promote a positive business climate to help attract new businesses and help existing ones to grow
  • See that the city manages its money just like a conservative private business would
  • Keep the Police and Fire departments fully staffed
  • I support anything that can lead to a reduction in Illegal drug use and the crimes associated with it
  • Solve the water source issue for many generations out in the future


Founder and now Board Chairman of Rentech Boiler Systems


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University

Community Activities

  • Member of the Kiwanis Club of Abilene for almost 40 years
  • United Way Board member and past Campaign Chairman
  • Member of the Military Affairs committee of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the Abilene Industrial Foundation of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member-Big Brothers/Big Sisters-xLoan Star
  • Former member of the BBB Board
  • Former member of the board of Noah Project
  • Former Board Chairman of Frontier Texas
  • Meals on Wheels volunteer driver


  • Named Co-Citizen of the Year with Becky Rentz in 2014 by the Abilene Chamber of Commerce
  • Distinguished Alumni of the Whitacre College of Engineering at Texas Tech University
  • Graduate of Leadership Abilene 1987

Hobbies & Interests

  • Maintaining our family farm that has been in the family since the 1880’s
  • Spending time at our place in South Taylor County
  • Travel when time permits


Spouse: Becky
Children: Scott, Amy, & Bailey
Abilene Citizen since 1975

Last Updated: July 2018