Kelly S. Rice
Rice was appointed to the Governing Board on Sept. 25, 2015, and his term ends March 1, 2019.
A Florida native, Rice was born in Lakeland, FL and graduated from Pasco Comprehensive High School. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of South Florida.
Rice represents diverse business interests, including outpatient physical therapy, beef cattle and hay production, and real estate.
In addition to his appointment to the District’s Governing Board, Rice has served in a variety of appointed positions, including the District’s former Withlacoochee River Basin Board and the Lake-Sumter State College District Board of Trustees, which he currently serves as chairman.
Rice currently serves as a state director of the Florida Farm Bureau and has served as a past president of the Sumter County Farm Bureau Board of Directors as well as a past president of the Sumter County Economic Development Council. He is also a member of the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce and Realtors Association of Lake & Sumter Counties.
Rice represents Citrus, Lake, Levy and Sumter counties.