GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Clay County Circuit Court Clerk Tara S. Green added to her resume on June 25, being named the new President of the Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers. She will serve a one-year term in that capacity. The ceremony was held virtually in order to comply with mandates due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It is an honor to not only follow in the footsteps of outstanding past presidents but also be able to represent such an elite group of professionals,” Green said in her acceptance speech. “As I mentioned, I view the Florida Clerks and Comptrollers as a family and therefore, I care about each one of you and the roles we play in the state.”
Green replaced outgoing President Stacy M. Butterfield, CPA, Polk County Clerk of Court and Comptroller.
“It has been a wonderful and challenging year,” Butterfield said. “From our very successful statewide driver license reinstatement Operation Green Light events in October, to statewide shutdowns due to COVID-19, I’ve been proud of the leadership I’ve seen from Clerks throughout Florida—and I have been proud to be part of the leadership team as the 2019-2020 President.”
“Clerks are innovators. When we work together, our true potential is tremendous,” Green said. “I want to focus this year on how Clerks can drive innovations in efficiency, service and technology to serve this state and our constituents.”
The ambitious new president announced four initiatives which she looks to pursue during her tenure:
• To Lead and Inspire Forward Thinking Solutions
• Promote Excellence in Efficiency and Performance through Best Practices
• Expand and Further Cultivate Strategic Partnerships
• To Adapt and Improve through Innovative Technologies
Green was sworn in by 4th Judicial Circuit Judge Don Lester.