Escambia County Tax Collector Receives State Excellence Award

September 21, 2018

The Florida Tax Collectors Association (FTCA) presented Scott Lunsford, Escambia County Tax Collector, with the Legacy Award for Continued Excellence in Financial Operations at the Fall Education Forum in Orlando. The award recognizes offices that have achieved innovation, customer focus, a well-managed budget and a clean audit in finance operations. The award is given only to those tax collectors previously recognized with the Excellence in Finance Operations Award.

“The Legacy Award is one of the highest achievements the Florida Tax Collectors Association can award a local tax collector,” said Florida Tax Collectors, Inc. past-president Sharon Jordan of Suwannee 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 the Honorable Scott Lunsford has earned the designation. He represents the very top echelon of elected officials.”

Previously, the office earned the Excellence in Financial Operations Award after demonstrating proficiency in four areas of expertise: innovation and automation, a perfect annual audit report, customer focus and budgeting. For the 2018 Legacy Award, Lunsford demonstrated that his office had further improved its financial operations by introducing an enhanced website,, and new online services that resulted in time and cost savings to taxpayers.

“We have an extraordinary finance team who work diligently to ensure accuracy and excellence,” said Lunsford. “The office also, for the seventh consecutive year, received a Certificate of Merit for achieving a clean audit. The staff of the accounting department are deserving of this recognition, and we are very proud of Chief Financial Officer, Brenda Chestnutt, and her accountants, Aimee Sluder and Lumi Williams.”

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One Response to “Escambia County Tax Collector Receives State Excellence Award”

  1. Maggie on September 21st, 2018 9:24 am

    Congratulations Scott!! We LOVE our local Molino office.

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