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Jack L. Richie, County Commissioner District 4

Contact Commissioner Richie (View Map)

Email jrichie@hcbcc.org

Office: 863-402-6500

Cell: 863-464-0026

Fax: 863-402-6835



Term: November 2010 November 2018

Elected November 2010.

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2018 Board and Committee Assignments

Highlands County Insurance Committee – Chairman

CareerSource Heartland – Executive Board Chairman

9 County Coalition for Lake Okeechobee Protection - Voting Member

Florida Association of Counties – Finance, Tax & Administration, Voting Member

Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization - Voting Member

Small County Coalition - Voting Member

South Florida Water Management District – Liaison                          

Lake Istokpoga Management Committee - Liaison

Veterans Services Advisory Board - Liaison
Highlands County Lakes Association - Liaison


Commissioner Richie vacationed and enjoyed family time in Highlands County with his four children back in the 1960's. After buying a home in 1985, his plans were to enjoy beautiful Highlands County on a more permanent basis. He is a Chartered Life underwriter and has run a successful insurance services agency for over three decades. Commissioner Richie has made volunteering in Highlands County a priority to make Highlands County the best it can be.

Since 1987 some of his volunteer service includes:

Chairman Highlands County Homeowners Association; Member Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce; Member (LIMC) Lake Istokpoga Management Committee; Chairman Local Mitigation Strategy/Working Group; Chairman Highlands County Impact Fee Review Committee; Member Highlands County Veterans Council; Member Construction Licensing, Enforcement and Appeals Board; Member Highlands County Water Advisory Committee; Member Advisory Committee Kissimmee Basin Water Supply Plan; Member Highlands County Republican Party Executive Committee; President Sun-n-Lakes of Lake Placid Volunteer Fire District; Member Board of Directors Highlands County Lakes Association; Member Tourist Develop Commission; and he received Master Conservation Certification from Highlands County Soil and Water Conservation District;

He lives in Lake Placid, has 4 children, 8 grandchildren and 2 g-grandchildren.  He is currently serving as the 2017-18 President of the Lake Placid Morning Rotary Club.