BRADENTON, Fla. — Last week, Florida Senate President Bill Galvano appointed Angel Colonneso, the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, to serve on the Executive Council of the Florida Clerks of Court Operations Corporation.
Colonneso joins nine other council members, who discuss and make decisions regarding Clerks of Court Operation Corporation business and budgetary matters. Her two-year term as a Senate appointee begins immediately and ends April 10, 2021.
The Clerks of Court Operation Corporation was created at the direction of the Florida Legislature and tasked with the important role of supporting the Clerks of Court in all 67 counties in Florida with their court-related budget activities. The Clerks of Court Operation Corporation provides the professional budget support to ensure fair and equitable allocation of resources needed to sustain court operations for Clerks.
“I am truly honored that Senator Galvano has confidence in my ability to serve on the Executive Council of the Clerks of Court Operation Corporation,” said Colonneso. “I look forward to performing this duty for the people of this great state with the other high-level council members.”
As the first-ever female Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court, Colonneso has nearly 30 years of public service with Manatee County and has built upon the innovative reputation of the office by adding even more customer service friendly features. The lifelong resident of Manatee County served as an assistant state attorney under Earl Moreland, prosecuting numerous crimes, including gang violence, homicides and DUIs. Colonneso also has years of service with the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court, including serving as general counsel to R.B. “Chips” Shore.
About the Manatee County Clerk of the Court
The Florida Constitution established the Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller as a public trustee, independently elected to protect public funds and public records while executing the functions of Clerk of the Circuit Court, County Comptroller, Treasurer and Auditor, Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners and County Recorder. The Clerk oversees a staff of more than 275 people, responsible for performing nearly 1,000 constitutional or statutory functions or duties, representing the broadest and most diverse mantle of responsibility of any locally elected official. The citizens of Manatee County elect the Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller to a four-year term. Currently, Angelina M. Colonneso serves as the Clerk of the Court. For more information, call 941-749-1800 or visit www.ManateeClerk.com.