Reynolds School Board District 7 Position 7 Director
Ricki Ruiz is a proud graduate of the Reynolds School District. Raised in Rockwood, he attended Alder Elementary, Reynolds Middle School, and Reynolds High School from 1999 to 2012. Ricki earned a B.S. in Social Entrepreneurship at Warner Pacific University. He is currently a Community Services Coordinator at the City of Gresham. Ricki oversees Gresham’s Neighborhood Watch Program, oversees Youth Recreation Programming and co-advises the Youth Advisory Council. Ruiz has an wide range of experiences, including providing one-on-one and group support, planning and developing equitable policies, finding resources to implement and improve recreation amenities across Gresham, and advocating for family rights in immigration, safety, housing, and education.
As a school board member, Ricki has made sure to put student and teacher voices first. While visiting schools and speaking in classrooms, Ricki has acknowledged that student success does not come without input from students and teachers. Ricki recognizes and understands that many students continue to face challenges. He believes that together, we can create success stories for all our students. Students deserve the best quality education that best prepares them for life after high school.