Bradenton, Fla. (June 26, 2023) – At the Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers (FCCC) summer conference, the FCCC Best Practices Committee awarded the Office of Angelina “Angel” Colonneso, Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller for Manatee County, with a Recognition of Excellence in all ten categories of the FCCC’s Best Practices in Excellence Program.
This year’s program categories included Appeals, Court Record Retention and Destruction, Determination of Indigency, Evidence Storage and Destruction, Exploitation of Vulnerable Adult Injunction, Guardianship Audits, Reporting Mental Health Cases to State Agencies, Requests to Redact Exempt Personal Information, Risk Protection Orders, and Unclaimed Funds.
FCCC established the Best Practices Program as an opportunity for Clerks to receive Recognition of Excellence certificates for completing assessments that evaluate the acceptance of specific best practices. Each Best Practice category provides guidance to Clerks and Comptrollers statewide and assists in achieving consistency in interpretation of the law and in practice.
For the third consecutive year, the Clerk & Comptroller’s active participation in the program has garnered recognition in every category.
Angel Colonneso, Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller for Manatee County, accepted the certificate on behalf of the Clerk & Comptroller’s office. “I am proud of my staff for their efforts to meet the professional standards described within the Best Practices Program,” said Colonneso. “This recognition signifies my office’s continued commitment to our mission in protecting the public trust through integrity and transparency.”
In addition to this recognition, earlier this year, the Clerk & Comptroller’s Finance department received the Triple Crown medallion from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the third year in a row for its excellence in the areas of governmental accounting and financial reporting.
For more information about the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller, please visit their website at www.ManateeClerk.com.
About the Clerk’s Office
The Clerk of Circuit Court was established as a public trustee by the Florida Constitution in 1838. The Clerk of the Circuit Court serves as the Clerk of Courts, the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, Auditor, Recorder, and Custodian of all County Funds. In Manatee County, the Clerk’s office also administers a local child support enforcement program, violence protection advocacy program, Manatee Teen Court, and the preservation of historical resources through its historical resources department. Located at 1115 Manatee Avenue West in downtown Bradenton, the Courthouse is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.. Please be sure to visit our website at www.manateeclerk.com and sign up for our electronic newsletter at https://bit.ly/MB-Sign-Up-Form.