Honors

Tax Collector Receives 'Public Sector Champion' Award

Thomson Reuters announced Monday that Sarasota County Tax Collector Barbara Ford-Coates received the 2016 Thomson Reuters Public Sector Champion Award for Excellence in Office Leadership.

Research by staff September 26, 2016

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Sarasota County Tax Collector Barbara Ford-Coates (left), with Thomson Reuters senior director of technical marketing Lisa Hargiss

Thomson Reuters announced Monday that Sarasota County Tax Collector Barbara Ford-Coates received the 2016 Thomson Reuters Public Sector Champion Award for Excellence in Office Leadership. The seven-person evaluation committee examined nominees from more than 1,000 Thomson Reuters government customers worldwide in areas of planning, leadership and service. Thomson Reuters is a source of news and information for professional markets. Ford-Coates has served in county government for 40 years, 30 of them as the tax collector.

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