Clerk’s office wins award

Chicago–The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) is pleased to announce that Collier County Clerk of the Courts, Florida has received the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget. The award represents a significant achievement by the Clerk’s Office. It reflects the commitment of the Clerk and staff to […]

Elections Staff Designated with MFCEP Credentials

Three staff members from the Collier County Supervisor of Elections office were recently designated as “Master Florida Certified Elections Professionals” (MFCEP) by the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASE). Kerry Black, MFCEP; Aixa Capizzi, MFCEP; and Heather Doane, MFCEP were presented with their MFCEP credentials on Tuesday, May 22, during the FSASE 2018 […]

Elections Office staff recognized by the SWFL Chapter of FPRA

The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) has honored Heather Doane with the 2018 Rising Star Award and Trish Robertson, APR with the Unsung Hero Award. Rising Star Award recognizes an up and coming leader in the chapter, who has shown enthusiasm and passion for their profession, is likely to be […]

Representative Donalds announces Town Hall Meetings

Representative Byron Donalds (District 80) announced four town hall meetings, two in Collier County and two in Hendry County, that will take place in May. The Hendry County town halls will be hosted with Senator Kathleen Passidomo (District 28). Representative Donalds will be updating the community on the 2018 Legislative Session and interacting directly with […]

Elections Office wins awards

The Collier County Supervisor of Elections office was honored with an Image Award and Judges Award by the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association last week. The awards recognized the office’s outstanding efforts during the fifth annual High School Voter Registration Challenge, which was postponed due to Hurricane Irma. Through planning and […]

Immokalee to get aid under EPA Brownfields Grant Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced grants to 144 communities nationwide, including five in Florida, at a news conference in Atlanta on Wednesday, April 25. The projects being financed are part of the Brownfields Redevelopment Program, which will give these cities and regional agencies money to conduct environmental assessments and cleanups in locally designated areas. […]

Hurricane victims may qualify for tax credit change

Hurricane Irma brought devastation to the Immokalee area. But, for many residents the pain of dealing with the aftermath continued when they learned that they wouldn’t quality for federal assistance. Now, there are changes for this tax season that could help put money back in your pocket. According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), those […]

Questions loom after sales tax addition proposed

On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, Collier County Commissioners moved one step closer toward asking the voters of Collier County to approve a one-cent sales tax increase in November. If approved by voters, the one-cent sales tax would bring between $420 million to $490 million in additional revenue for Collier County. As it stands now, the […]

First responders honored

The Collier County Board of Commissioners proclaimed Monday, October 24, 2017 as National First Responders Day. Collier County Commissioners specifically thanked all first responders from Collier County EMS, Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Marco Island Police Department, Naples Police Department, and the various fire districts for their hard work. Interim Deputy Chief Thomas Cunningham with Immokalee […]

Collier County Elections Employees Receive National Designation

Alex Breault and Trish Robertson Recognized as Certified Elections/Registration Administrators. Alex Breault, CERA and Trish Robertson, CERA, of the Collier County Supervisor of Elections office were recently recognized as Certified Elections/Registration Administrators (CERA) last week. They join approximately 1,000 other professionals who have gone through the credentialing process. CERA designations are offered through the Election […]