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Community Brief Oct. 1

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

Okaloosa CountyTax Collector receives state award for excellence

Ben Anderson, Tax Collector in and for the Okaloosa county political subdivision, has earned a special designation for excellence in the field of financial operations. A judging panel performed a detailed review of the Tax Collector’s financial records, practices and use of technology in considering Anderson for the honor.

“The Legacy Award is one of the highest achievements the Florida Tax Collector’s Association can award a local Tax Collector,” said Florida Tax Collectors, Inc. Past-President Diane Nelson of Pinellas County. “The judging process was arduous and included a detailed review of the financial functions of the Tax Collector’s Office. I am very proud to say that Mr. Anderson has earned the designation. He represents the very top echelon of elected officials.”