Statewide Clerk Association Acknowledges Manatee County Clerk's Commitment to High Standards

 data-udi=At the Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers (FCCC) summer conference, the FCCC Best Practices Committee awarded the Office of Angelina “Angel” Colonneso, Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller for Manatee County, with a Recognition of Excellence in all ten categories of the FCCC's Best Practices in Excellence Program.

This year’s program categories included Appeals, Court Record Retention and Destruction, Determination of Indigency, Evidence Storage and Destruction, Exploitation of Vulnerable Adult Injunction, Guardianship Audits, Reporting Mental Health Cases to State Agencies, Requests to Redact Exempt Personal Information, Risk Protection Orders, and Unclaimed Funds.

FCCC established the Best Practices Program as an opportunity for Clerks to receive Recognition of Excellence certificates for completing assessments that evaluate the acceptance of specific best practices. Each Best Practice category provides guidance to Clerks and Comptrollers statewide and assists in achieving consistency in interpretation of the law and in practice.

For the third consecutive year, the Clerk & Comptroller’s active participation in the program has garnered recognition in every category.

Angel Colonneso, Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller for Manatee County, accepted the certificate on behalf of the Clerk & Comptroller's office. "I am proud of my staff for their efforts to meet the professional standards described within the Best Practices Program,” said Colonneso. “This recognition signifies my office’s continued commitment to our mission in protecting the public trust through integrity and transparency.”

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 third year in a row for its excellence in the areas of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

For more information about the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller, please visit their website at

Photo Caption: Clerk Angel Colonneso accepting the 2023 Best Practices in Excellence Program Recognition of Excellence certificate (L to R) Best Practices Committee Vice Chair and Putnam County Clerk of Court & Comptroller Matt Reynolds, Manatee Clerk & Comptroller Angel Colonneso, and 2022-2023 FCCC President and Martin County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller Carolyn Timmann

Published: June 26, 2023

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