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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 served 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

  • Graduate

About Me

  • 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 - 2005-2021

    • 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.

  • Board Member - 2000-2019

    • Baptist Health System Advisory Committee

  • Past Chairman - 1995-1999 and current member

    • Monroe County Planning Commission



  • Project management

  • Training

  • Real Estate Sales

  • Facilitator

  • Real Estate Development

  • Public Speaking

  • Public relations

  • Negotiating

  • Business Development

  • Strategic Performance

  • Management

  • Organization Development

  • Budgeting

  • Contract Negotiation

  • Strategic Partnership Relations

  • Board Training

  • CEO Evaluations



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