Mayor Jim Richards, Ward Five
Mayor Richards is a native of Bangor, Maine. He has resided in the Village of Country Club Hills in Lady Lake since 2000. He was first elected to the Town Commission in 2007 and has served ward five continuously since that time.
He is currently an engineering consultant. He has previously worked as a public works engineer for the Florida Department of Transportation and Marion County and was previously the Public Works Director for Leesburg and Lady Lake.
Mayor Richards is the Town’s longest serving Mayor, being nominated by his fellow Commissioners seven times. The Mayor’s current two-year term will expire in November 2019.
He is an active member of American Legion Post 347 and the Rotary Club.