Rhonda Skipper, tax collector for Walton County, 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 Skipper 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 FTCA 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 Honorable Skipper has earned the designation. She represents the very top echelon of elected officials.”

“The citizens of Walton County can be very proud of Honorable Skipper for the award-winning manner in which she operates the Tax Collector’s Office,” Nelson said. “The panelists’ review of her office went far and above reviewing her perfect audit report. The review included methods utilized by Honorable Skipper to deliver service to the people she serves and consideration of the technological innovations she has developed and put into place.” Skipper was also elected by her colleagues to serve on the governing body of the Florida Tax Collector Association (FTCA) Executive Board of Directors. She will serve as secretary and education chair for 2013-2014.

Skipper became an active member in the Association after beginning her first term in 2005. She previously served the organization as District 1 director in 2007 and 2012. 

“I’m excited to have this opportunity to serve an organization that has been very important to my development as a tax collector,” said Skipper.