Manatee County Clerk’s office awarded for excellence in state association’s Best Practices program

At the Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers (FCCC) summer conference, the FCCC Best Practices Committee awarded the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller with a Recognition of Excellence in each category of the FCCC's Best Practices in Excellence Program.

According to FCCC, the Program was established last year as an opportunity for Clerks to receive Recognition of Excellence certificates for completing assessments that evaluate the acceptance of specific best practices. Additionally, the purpose of each Best Practice category is to provide guidance to Clerks and Comptrollers statewide and assist in achieving consistency in interpretation of the law and in practice.

This year, the categories expanded from seven to 12. As a result, the Clerk & Comptroller’s office received recognition in all 12 categories: Bail Bonds, Compliance Services, Confidential Judicial Records, Eviction, Evidence Storage and Destruction, Exploitation of Vulnerable Adult Injunction, Guardianship Audits, Marriage License, Public Records Requests, Recording Fundamentals, Requests to Redact Exempt Personal Information and Service of Documents by Clerks for Pro Se Litigants.

This recognition demonstrates the Clerk & Comptroller’s high standards in the areas of courts, public records, and recording.

Outgoing FCCC President and Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller Angel Colonneso proudly accepted the certificates on behalf of the Clerk & Comptroller's office. "Thank you to FCCC for recognizing staff for their dedication to performing services to the public at the highest standard," said Colonneso. "I am proud of my staff for their efforts to meet the professional standards described within the Best Practices Program."

In addition to this recognition, earlier this year, the Clerk & Comptroller’s Finance department received the Triple Crown medallion from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the second year in a row for its excellence in the areas of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

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Kim Wilder, Clerk Angel Colonneso and Lori Tolksdorf with Best Practices certificate

Pictured L to R: Director of Finance Kim Wilder, Clerk & Comptroller Angel Colonneso, & Director of Courts Lori Tolksdorf

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