David Dyess was born in Pahokee Florida and moved to the City of Stuart before he was a year old. David always had an interest in law enforcement, and after working a few odd jobs and upon graduating high school, he put himself through the Police Academy and was hired by the Stuart Police Department in 1990. Realizing that education was an important asset, he continued his education while working and raising a family. David attended Nova University and Barry University to obtain his master's degree in public administration. His continuing education as well as his passion for public safety assisted him as he climbed the ranks at the Police Department to become the Chief of Police in 2012. He was also fortunate enough to attend several prestigious educational sessions, one of which was at the FBI National Academy. He was selected as Stuart's Employee of the Year in 2008, Father of the Year in 2013 by the South Florida Father's Day Council and the Humanitarian Award in 2020 by the NAACP. In 2018, David was appointed as the Acting City Manager for the City of Stuart and eventually asked to assume the role permanently. During his time as Stuart's manager, he implemented many programs and ideas to further assist the citizens of Stuart as well as city employees. In 2023, David retired from Stuart and was selected to be the Town Manager of Juno Beach where he plans to apply his 33 years of learned skills to lead an already great town.