Since May 31, 2016, Ramon has
served as the Public Works Director and County Engineer for Alachua County,
Florida. As such, he oversees the Engineering, Surveying, Traffic
Operations, Fleet Management, Critical Facilities, Real Property, and the Road
& Bridge divisions.
With an estimated population of
266,000, Alachua County is home to the University of Florida, Go Gators!
In his current position, Ramon is responsible for major functional areas of the
Public Works including planning and administration of capital projects relating
to transportation infrastructure, road and bridge maintenance, transportation
improvement programs, development review, emergency management, planning and
coordinating technical engineering services for transportation and storm water
management, and overseeing development and implementation of programs,
practices and procedures for the division. On January, 2018, Public Works
welcomed a new division known as Critical Facilities which includes building
maintenance and capital projects for all 24/7 operations; including Public
Previously, from May of 1996
until his employment with Alachua County, he served the residents of Highlands
County, Florida, as County Engineer & Solid Waste Director. Prior to
his employment with Highlands County, he was employed with CALTRANS and the
Florida Department of Transportation. He holds a Bachelor of Science
degree in Civil Engineering from Florida International University and
is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.
Ramon is Past-President
(2014-2015) of the National Association of County Engineers (NACE) and has been
a member of the Florida Association of County Engineers and Road
Superintendents (FACERS) since 1998. Ramon is also a member of ASCE,
APWA, and ITE. Ramon enjoys serving the community and as such he has been
a member of Rotary International since December 4, 2003. He served as
Treasurer, President, and Past-President for the Sebring Sunrise Rotary
Club. In 2001, Ramon was the recipient of FACERS Rural Engineer of the
Year and served as President of FACERS in 2003 and 2004.
Ramon has been married to Indira (Indy) for almost 28 years and they
have two children, Natashia (27) and Elijah (25).