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State Group Awards Pinellas Tax Collector for Accuracy, Financial Excellence

Charles W. Thomas | Pinellas Tax Collector | Kimberly WIlliams

The criteria for the Legacy Award include a clean, error-free annual audit report combined with evidence of technological innovations, customer focus, and budgeting skills.

PINELLAS COUNTY – The Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office was recognized with the Legacy Award for Financial Operations.

The award, presented by the Florida Tax Collector’s Association, is one of the most significant honors the association gives and is awarded for superb financial accuracy.

“Receiving this recognition is an honor and a testament to our amazing budget and finance team,” Tax Collector Charles W. Thomas said. “They are dedicated to the highest standards of accuracy and excellence. I am very proud of their accomplishment, they deserve this award.”

Thomas was selected by a five-person judging panel made up of government financial executives from throughout Florida. The criteria for the Legacy Award include a clean, error-free annual audit report combined with evidence of technological innovations, customer focus, and budgeting skills.

“Achieving this perfect audit is a reflection of [Charles W. Thomas’] exemplary performance day in and day out. Maintaining focus on the details to achieve perfection is not easy,” said Anne Gannon, president of the Florida Tax Collectors Association. “The residents of Pinellas County can have confidence in [his] ability to provide exemplary service.”

2020 is the ninth consecutive year of winning the Legacy Award for the Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office. The office also received the Governor’s Sterling Award in 2013 and 2020, and the Governor’s Sterling
Sustained Excellence Award in 2016.

For more information about the Tax Collector’s office and its operations, go to taxcollect.com.

PHOTO SHOWS PINELLAS COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR CHARLES W. THOMAS, RIGHT, PRESENTING THE LEGACY AWARD TO HIS DIRECTOR OF BUDGET AND FINANCE KIMBERLY WILLIAMS. COURTESY OF THE PINELLAS COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR’S OFFICE.

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