Clerk’s Office wins second statewide award

Clerk of Court and Comptroller Pat Frank has won the ACE Award (Advanced Commitment to Excellence) from the Florida Government Finance Officers Association (FGFOA).  
This is the second statewide award the Clerk's Office has won this year. The first was the Florida Excellence Best Practices Award, presented in April for a major restructuring that improved customer service, increased efficiency and enhanced communication.

The latest award, presented Monday during the opening session of the association’s annual conference in Orlando, was in the category of Process Improvement. The award recognized new procedures that created electronic storage and signatures of County Commission documents and online access of those documents for the public.

The initiative increased transparency, efficiency and accuracy. As a result of this initiative, the public can access important BOCC records online.

The FGFOA was founded in 1937 and serves more than 2,800 professionals from state, county and city governments, school districts, colleges and universities, special districts and private firms through education, networking, leadership and information.

“I am honored to receive an award from such a prestigious group,” said Frank. “To be one of only two recipients of awards is gratifying. I am particularly proud of the leadership of Kimberly Richards, the director of board records, who played an essential role in winning this award.”

Pictured with the award are (left to right) Chief of Staff Dan Klein, Director of Board of County Commissioners Records Kimberly Richards, Pat Frank and FGFOA President Barry Skinner.