Tax collector to go over new programs

There are some interesting new programs being rolled out in the Pinellas Tax Collector’s Office, and the head of that agency, Diane Nelson, will be at the September Belleair Women’s Republican Club meeting to share all the details. For example, there is a new concealed weapon license “fast track” renewal service and a new Kids Tag Art Community Partnership Program. Other topics to be addressed are toll violations and unofficial vehicle registration renewal businesses.  

Diane Nelson became tax collector for Pinellas County in 2001 after working in the tax collector office since 1969. Under her leadership, the Pinellas Tax Collector’s Office received the prestigious Florida Governor’s Sterling Award in 2013, Florida’s top honor for performance excellence. Diane remains actively involved with the Florida Sterling Council by serving on its board of directors. She also served as president of the Florida Tax Collectors Association (FTCA) for the 2013/2014 term. She was responsible for directing the organization’s strategic planning and working with tax collectors statewide on legislative and policy issues.

Diane is also actively involved in the greater Pinellas community, leading the Tax Collector’s Office every year to participate in community efforts such as food banks, Relay for Life, military troop supply drives and other causes.

Diane serves on Pinellas County’s Business Technology Services Board and is on the board of directors for the Pinellas County Federal Credit Union and Donate Life Florida.

Diane and her husband Ken live in Belleair. She is a long-term member of BWRC and is always a much anticipated speaker.

Diane Nelson