Santa Rosa County Tax Collector Stan Colie Nichols is one of only four of Florida’s 67 Tax Collectors to earn a special designation for excellence in the field of financial operations.
A judging panel named by the Florida Tax Collectors Association performed a detailed review of the Tax Collector’s financial records, practices and use of technology in considering Nichols for the honor.
The Excellence in Financial Operations Award is the highest achievement the Florida Tax Collector’s Association can award a local Tax Collector. The judging process was strenuous and included a detailed review of the financial functions of the Santa Rosa Tax Collector’s Office.
To be considered for the award, Nichols’ office was required to demonstrate proficiency in four areas of expertise: Innovation and Automation; a Perfect Annual Audit Report; Customer Focus and Budgeting.
“I’m very proud of our staff for not only winning this very prestigious award, but for accomplishing our third straight “perfect audit,” Nichols said in a press release.