David Ritz worked in city management from 1982 to 1992 and then moved to Key Largo in 1992 as Community Administrator/President of the Ocean Reef Community Association, a position he held for 27 years. He graduated from the Senior Executives in State and Local government program at Harvard University and also serves on the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority Board and the Local Electric Cooperative.
He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.
Ritz also has served his community as president of the Ocean Reef Volunteer Fire Department and the North Key Largo Utility Corporation.
In addition, he serves as a board member for numerous political, business, and cultural organizations.
University of Florida - 1980
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
University of Florida - 1982
Master of Public Administration
Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government Senior Executives Program
President - Past Chairman - 1999-Present
Florida Keys Electric Cooperative
Oversaw storm hardening system of entire FKEC electrical system.
Significantly upgraded power poles and built a storm hardened warehouse for trucks and administration.
Officer - Past Chairman - 2005-Present
Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority
Helped oversee an $800 million project to install sewer systems throughout the Florida Keys.
Oversaw a $40 million reverse osmosis water system that produces 6 million gallons a day.
President/CEO - 1995-2019
North Key Largo Utility Corporation
Oversaw several multi-million dollar improvements, expansion of sewer plant, collection system and reverse osmosis water plant.