Statewide Clerk association acknowledges Manatee County Clerk's commitment to high standards

Bradenton, Fla. (June 24, 2024) – 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 for the fourth consecutive year.

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller was one of 47 out of 58 participating offices to receive recognition in every category.

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.

This year's program categories included Appeals, Civil Contraband Forfeiture, Court Record Retention and Destruction, Department of Revenue Parenting Plan Fee Waivers, Determination of Indigency, Marriage License, Public Records Requests, Service of Documents by Clerks for Pro Se Litigants, Risk Protection Orders, and Vexatious Litigants.

Angel Colonneso, Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller for Manatee County, accepted the certificate on behalf of the Clerk’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 protecting the public trust through integrity and transparency."

In addition to the Best Practices recognition, 2023-2024 FCCC President and Suwannee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller honored Clerk Colonneso with the Courage Under Fire award for her outstanding courage, leadership, and initiative for the last program year.

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


clerk colonneso standing with barry baker and laura roth with best practices certificate

clerk colonneso with barry baker and two other people holding the courage under fire award

Published date: June 24, 2024

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