Pinellas County’s new tax collector Charles W. Thomas takes the oath of office Jan. 3 as he is sworn in by Judge Myriam Irizarry.
Charles W. Thomas was sworn in as Pinellas County's new tax collector Jan. 3 by Judge Myriam Irizarry.
"It is my supreme honor to take the oath of office to serve as Pinellas County's next Tax Collector," said Charles W. Thomas in a press release. "I have worked as Diane Nelson's Chief Deputy Tax Collector for the last 16 years. During that time, I learned the integral role public servants play in the health of our community. I look forward to continuing to work with our outstanding team at the Tax Collector's office to provide excellent customer service to the residents of Pinellas County each and every day."
Before joining the Pinellas County Tax Collector team, Thomas was the program manager for Gordon-Darby Inc. where he was responsible for the operation of 11 emissions testing centers. Before Gordon-Darby, Thomas served in the United States Air Force. He worked in avionics maintenance of F15s.
Thomas is currently Board Chairman of the Pinellas Federal Credit Union, a board member of the Florida Sterling Council, and a member of the Government Finance Officers Association.
In addition to work, Thomas is the father of two children, grandfather of one, and devoted husband of 36 years to his wife, Patti. He is a longtime resident of Pinellas County.