Prior to his election as Mayor Ken served as a City Councilman from 2011-2014 after receiving 70% of the vote in the October 2010 election. As a Councilman he was instrumental in the creation of the city’s comprehensive land use ordinance, the city’s increased infrastructure requirements for privately developed subdivisions, and the city’s residential development code. Ken was a consistent voice for progress and compromise and a leader on managing the impact that Youngsville’s rapid growth was having on the community.
In addition to his duties as Mayor Ken serves as the Vice President of the Lafayette Council of Governments and is a member of the Youngsville Chamber of Commerce and the Youngsville Lions Club. Prior to his election as Councilman, he was a board member and president of Copper Meadows Homeowners’ Association.
Mayor Ritter’s term began January 1, 2015 and he is the 12th person to hold the office of Mayor in Youngsville.
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