CLEARWATER - Pinellas County Tax Collector Diane Nelson recently received special recognition from the Florida Tax Collectors Association for exceptional financial operations.
Of 67 Florida tax collectors, Nelson was one of four to receive the Excellence in Finance Operations Award at the association’s annual fall education forum in Orlando.
The judging panel consisted of five finance directors chosen by FTCA. The judges examined four areas of financial practices and records: innovation and automation, annual audit report, customer focus and budgeting.
“I credit this award to the outstanding work my employees have done over the past several years,” Nelson said. “We strive every day to be good stewards of public funds, and we are always looking for ways to improve our office.”
Nelson attributes the award to recent improvements at the tax collector’s office, including customer satisfaction surveys and improved electronic systems for property taxes and tourist development taxes. Last year, the office received a certificate of merit from FTCA for a perfect financial audit.
For more information about the Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office, visit www.taxcollect.com or call 464-7777 to speak to a customer service representative.