Angel Colonneso, the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, was recently awarded the Government Service Award by the Palmetto Youth Center, a nonprofit with a mission to provide a safe and wholesome environment and establish a strong foundation of high morals and values through programs designed for academic, athletic, cultural, recreational and social proficiency. The yearly award recognizes and honors public officials who have made significant contributions to improving the lives of people in their communities. The Palmetto Youth Center was founded in 1957 by a group of concerned African American leaders with a goal of providing a positive atmosphere for youth in the community.
Colonneso has been a member of the Manatee County Bar Association since 2000 and served as both a director and an officer. She is a member of the Manatee Memorial Hospital Women’s Action Committee, Bradenton Kiwanis Club, the Florida Association of Women Lawyers and the Manatee County Historical Commission. She was recently elected by her peers around the state to serve as vice president on the executive board of the Florida Court Clerks and Comptroller’s Association and is active on many of its committees, including the Legislative Committee, Justice Partners Committee, Strategic Planning Committee and serves as chair of the Clericus Workgroup and Education Committee. Recently, she was appointed by the Florida Supreme Court to the Florida Courts Technology Commission and will serve a two-year term on the executive council of the Clerk of Court Operations Corporation.