The Board of Commissioners and Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District were created by Florida House Bill No. 471 in 2002. The business and affairs of the District are overseen by a five-member elected board. There are three leadership positions on the Board of Commissioners: Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary-Treasurer which are elected by the Commissioners annually.

The election for Board of Commissioners is nonpartisan and is held every two years to create staggered four-year terms. Each board member must be a registered elector, residing within the boundaries of the District continually through his or her term.

Chairman Nicolas Rodriguez

Term: July 2019 – November 2024
contact | 103355 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037

Nicolas Rodriguez has made the Keys his home for the best six years with his wife and two young children. He is currently the General Manager of Mrs. Mac’s Kitchens and is actively involved in the community, including attending local governmental meetings and coaching youth sports. He became involved with the KLWTD because of its concern and protection for our local environment.

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Commissioner Andy Tobin

Term: November 2002 – November 2022
contact | 103355 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037

In 1976 Mr. Tobin moved to Key Largo to accept a job as the prosecutor with the State Attorney’s Office for the Upper Keys. In 1979, he entered private practice where he concentrated on real estate related matters including land use, zoning, condemnation, and administrative law. In 1989, he was appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and the State Attorney for a one year term as the County’s first zoning prosecutor. He also owns an interest in Coastal Title and Closing Services.

Mr. Tobin has served on numerous community and civic organizations, including Kiwanis Club, Friends of Friendship Park (founding director), Council for People with Disabilities, Tavernier Fire Rescue (fireman/pro-bono attorney), Key Largo Fire Department (pro-bono attorney), Big Pine Charter School (founding director), and Habitat for Humanity.

Mr. Tobin was elected to the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District in 2002, and served as its first chairman. He was re-elected in 2006, 2010, and 2014. He has been a strong advocate of a Key Largo/Islamorada contract that would benefit both Key Largo and Islamorada.

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Commissioner Sue Heim

Term: November 2016 – November 2022
contact | 103355 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037

Hometown: Key Largo since 2006. Previously Syracuse NY

Education: Syracuse U, Onondaga Comm College, and Keuka College.

Previous occupation: 30+ yrs Insurance companies as state filer (statistical analyst, liaison between company and state insurance departments and detail police), customer service rep, policy underwriting & issuance.)

Affiliations: Tavernier Volunteer Fire Dept Inc, USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 13-8 Islamorada, Upper Keys CERT.

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Commissioner Tim Maloney

Term: June 2021 -November 2022
contact | 103355 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037

I am proud to be a Board Member for Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District.  My background in customer service and the business industry, along with my history of community involvement, will support the growth of the organization and represent the associates of KLWTD. I was born and raised in Key Largo and attended Island Christian School for many years; I graduated from Coral Shores High School.  After graduation, I left the Keys and started my career with Publix Supermarkets. I returned to Key Largo in 2010 as a District Manager with Publix Super Markets and then after 33 years of a great career, I retired in 2017. I have served on various boards in the past such as United Way of St. Lucie County, Okeechobee County, Palm Beach County, and Monroe County. I was on the Board of Directors for Mustard Seed Ministries in St. Lucie County which supported many soup kitchens and a plethora of needs in the community.  I serve on the board of KLWTD to give back to the community I grew up in, support the needs of our county, and represent our residents.

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Commissioner Kay Cullen

Term: November 2020 -November 2024
contact | 103355 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037

Kay Cullen has lived and worked in Key Largo since 1986.  She has served the community as a volunteer EMT and Paramedic with Key Largo Volunteer Ambulance Corps since 1997 and served one term as a Commissioner for the Key Largo Fire Rescue and Emergency Services District.  Currently she is an Adjunct Instructor for the College of the Florida Keys.   She became involved with KLWTD because of her desire to protect our fragile environment and near-shore waters.

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