The Utility Board
Chair Peter Batty has served on the Utility Board since 2005. He is a Florida Licensed Real Estate Broker and Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit and Family Mediator. On November 18, 2000, he was ordained as a Permanent Deacon to the Archdiocese of Miami. Mr. Batty received his Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University and his Masters degree from St. Thomas University. Mr. Batty is a board member of the Star of the Sea Foundation and former member of the Florida Keys Community College Board and former Vice President of the Wesley House Family Services Board of Directors. Mr. Batty was born in Salisbury, England, and immigrated to the United States in 1955. He has lived in the Florida Keys since 1989 where he raised four children with his wife, Ellen.
Vice Chair Ms. Mona C. Clark has served on the Utility Board since 2004 and holds the distinction of being the first female Board member in the Utility's history. She is a retired educator and administrator for the Monroe County School District, where she worked for over 35 years. Ms. Clark received her Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Florida A & M University and her Masters of Education/Leadership degree from the University of South Florida. Ms. Clark serves as Chair of the Mayor's Revolving Loan Fund for the City of Key West and Chair of the Citizen's Advisory Task Force for the Florida Keys Housing Authority. Ms. Clark also served on the Florida Keys Community College Board of Trustees from 1993 to 2001, serving as Board Chair from 1999 to 2001. Additionally, Ms. Clark is a Board member of Womankind, member of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship and Birthday Celebration Committee, Mentor for the Take Stock in Children program, a 7th grade CCD teacher at St. Mary's Star of the Sea Church, past Sponsor/Director of Tomorrow's Leaders Today, past Secretary for the Wesley House Family Services Board of Directors, and past Treasurer and Vice President of the local branch of the N.A.A.C.P.
Mr. Barry L. Barroso, Jr. has served on the Utility Board since 2011. He was born and raised in Key West and has owned Certified Lower Keys Plumbing, Inc. since 1995. Mr. Barroso is a graduate of Mary Immaculate and is a Florida State Certified Master Plumber. He has served on the Key West Planning Board (2006-2009), Key West Board of Adjustments (2007-2009), and the Florida Keys Community College Advisory Board (2010). Mr. Barroso and his wife Ieva have four children and live in Key West.
Mr. Charles A. Bradford Jr. has served on the Utility Board since 2006. He works for Capital Bank and has worked in the Banking and Finance industry for over 35 years. Mr. Bradford received his Bachelor's degree in Banking and Finance from the University of North Florida and has certifications in Consumer Lending, Cash Flow Analysis, and Accounting. He is a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and Arcturus, and serves on a number of other boards in Key West. In addition, Mr. Bradford is past chair of the Key West Chamber of Commerce and former member of KEYS' Advisory Committee. Mr. Bradford has lived in Key West since 1980.
Mr. Timothy Root has served on the Utility Board since 2013. He was born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and traded school, at age 17, for a trade union job building the shipyards in Philadelphia. He moved to Key West in 1987, where he started as a project manager for developer Pritam Singh's historic structures venture. Mr. Root worked on the Little White House and other downtown Key West projects. In 1998, he helped build Hurricane Hole Marina and was a part-owner for several years. Mr. Root has been a general contractor since 1980 and is currently working as the chief estimating officer for Mingo Co. construction. He has served on the Key West Historic Architectural Review Commission and was appointed to the City of Key West Planning Board and Monroe County's Affordable Housing Task Force. Mr. Root and his wife Reta have three children and four grandchildren, they live in Key West.