09/24/15: Pinellas County Tax Collector team member receives Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay Award for Best Unexpectedly Great Service

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September 24, 2015
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Pinellas County Tax Collector team member receives Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay Award for Best Unexpectedly Great Service

CLEARWATER, FLA., SEPT. 24, 2015 – “A day past the deadline for renewing his driver’s license, a (Creative Loafing) staffer got a ticket for having out-of-date tags and needed to get new ones, pronto, which meant doing it in person. He dreaded the experience, certain he was about to waste a whole morning mired in bureaucratic lethargy. But no. The senior tax technician at the Skyway Tax Collector’s Office in South St. Pete, Kathy Dempsey, was helpful, friendly, efficient and surprisingly fast — the whole process, new license plate, new tag, and all, took about 10 minutes. With all that talk about centralizing Florida driver’s license operations (now subsided, thankfully), we thought it worth noting that the system as it presently stands seems to work very well — especially when people like Kathy Dempsey are involved (Creative Loafing, 2015).”

“It doesn’t surprise me that Kathy was recognized as a Best of the Bay recipient for unexpectedly great service,” said Diane Nelson, Pinellas County Tax Collector. “She is known for being polite, professional, and efficient with customers and coworkers alike. She always goes the extra mile. We are very lucky to have her as part of our team and are so proud that she has been recognized for her outstanding customer service.”

Reference: Creative Loafing. (2015). Best of the Bay, p. 105. Retrieved from http://digital.turn-page.com/i/575266-best-of-the-bay-2015

ABOUT THE PINELLAS COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR’S OFFICE: The Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office is a constitutionally elected office responsible for collecting and distributing state and local taxes and for providing driver license and motor vehicle registration services to Pinellas County residents. The Office received the 2013 Governor¹s Sterling Award for performance excellence. For more information visit www.taxcollect.com/newsroom.

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