Mr. Ruiz has been in local government for over 15 years. Prior to coming to the City of Miami Gardens, he worked for the City of Hallandale Beach as the Operations Manager. Mr. Ruiz has a State General Contractor's License and has been in the construction industry for over 30 years.
Mr. Ruiz holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from NOVA Southeastern University and a Bachelor of Science in Professional Management. He is an active member of the American Public Works Association as the Chairman for the South Florida Branch.
Mr. Ruiz is the City's first Public Works Director responsible for the general operations and administration of the department to include City streets, landscaping, and stormwater.