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Awards

A World-Class Organization

The Clerk & Comptroller's office is a recipient of the Governor's Sterling Award for Organizational Performance Excellence.

Employees in the Clerk & Comptroller's office are dedicated public servants who believe we can transform government, making it more accessible, accountable and efficient for every customer and taxpayer.

Our employees' vision for the Clerk & Comptroller's office is:

To be recognized as the world-class leader in customer service, employee satisfaction and standards of excellence.

We measure our success on the journey to being a world-class organization by seeking rigorous assessments of our practices by esteemed organizations such as the Florida Sterling Council, the Government Finance Officers AssociationStandard & Poor’s and others.

A world-class organization is never satisfied with the status quo. We use the valuable feedback we receive from these assessments to make improvements. Also, we actively benchmark with high performing public and private sector organizations to identify and implement best practices in areas such as leadership, strategic planning, customer service, process improvement and employee satisfaction.

Recognition
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
  • Joanne Otto Distinguished Service Award from the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) in recognition of the Clerk's Guardianship Fraud Program
  • CEFEX Certified Investment Steward awarded to the Clerk's investment program by the Center for Fiduciary Excellence, which signifies adherence to best practices in the industry and excellence in investment record- keeping procedures
  • Platinum Level Recipient of the American Heart Association's Fit-Friendly Companies Recognition program, for our commitment to providing physical activity and wellness opportunities for our employees
  • Cigna Well-Being Award Recipient
  • Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting for "Checks & Balances: Your Guide to County Finances," for FY 2013, Government Finance Officers Association
  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the Palm Beach County Comprehensive Annual Financial Report FY 2013, Government Finance Officers Association*
  • Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the Clerk’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget, Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
  • Healthiest Employer Award, Finalist, South Florida Business Journal
  • United Way of Palm Beach County's Team Spirit Award for the Clerk's 2013 United Way fundraising campaign
  • The League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) Gold Award designation for Checks & Balances: Your Guide to County Finances, FY 2012
  • Vision Award for Checks & Balances: Your Guide to County Finances for FY 2012 in the Annual Reports Competition
2013
  • CEFEX Certified Investment Steward awarded to the Clerk's investment program by the Center for Fiduciary Excellence, which signifies adherence to best practices in the industry and excellence in investment record- keeping procedures
  • Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting for "Checks & Balances: Your Guide to County Finances," for FY 2012, Government Finance Officers Association
  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the Palm Beach County Comprehensive Annual Financial Report FY 2012, Government Finance Officers Association*
  • Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the Clerk’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget, Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
  • Vision Award for Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) for FY 2011 in the Annual Report Competition
  • ShowCase Innovator Award
  • Healthiest Employer Award, Finalist, South Florida Business Journal
  • Palm Award of Excellence for Checks & Balances: Your Guide to County Finances (PAFR for Fiscal Year 2011) in Product Awards - Annual Reports, One- to Three-Color Reports category, Public Relations Society of America, Palm Beach Chapter
  • Palm Award of Quality for 12-12-12 Wedding Event in Program Awards - Special Events and Observances, One Day or Less category, Public Relations Society of America, Palm Beach Chapter
  • Hermes Creative Platinum Award for “Annual Financial Education & Reporting” for the FY2011 CAFR, PAFR, Annual Investment Guide & Annual Debt Guide
  • Hermes Creative Gold Award for Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) for FY2011 in “Publications – Annual Reports” category
  • Impact Award for “Annual Financial Education & Reporting” for the FY2011 CAFR, PAFR, Annual Investment Guide & Annual Debt Guide in the Strategic Communications Competition
  • Gold Level Recipient of the American Heart Association's Start! Fit-Friendly Companies Recognition program, for our commitment to providing physical activity and wellness opportunities for our employees
2012
  • CEFEX Certified Investment Steward awarded to the Clerk's investment program by the Center for Fiduciary Excellence, which signifies adherence to best practices in the industry and excellence in investment record- keeping procedures
  • Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting for "Checks & Balances: Your Guide to County Finances," for FY 2011, Government Finance Officers Association
  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the Palm Beach County Comprehensive Annual Financial Report FY 2011, Government Finance Officers Association*
  • Healthiest Employer Award, Finalist, South Florida Business Journal
  • Gold Level Recipient of the American Heart Association’s Start! Fit-Friendly Companies Recognition program, for our commitment to providing physical activity and wellness opportunities for our employees
  • Palm Award for Excellence in Public Relations for Domestic Violence Awareness Month Public Service Announcement & Cell Phone Challenge top winner in “Audio Visual Productions” category, Public Relations Society of America, Palm Beach Chapter
  • Palm Award for Excellence in Public Relations for Checks & Balances: Your Guide to County Finances, FY 2010, top winner in “Annual Reports” category, Public Relations Society of America, Palm Beach Chapter
  • Bernays Award for “Special Event” for 2011 Valentine’s Day Wedding, Gold Coast PR Council
2011
  • CEFEX Certified Investment Steward awarded to the Clerk’s investment program by the Center for Fiduciary Excellence, which signifies adherence to best practices in the industry and excellence in investment record- keeping procedures
  • Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting for “Checks & Balances: Your Guide to County Finances,” for FY 2010, Government Finance Officers Association
  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the Palm Beach County Comprehensive Annual Financial Report FY 2010, Government Finance Officers Association*
  • Gold Level Recipient of the American Heart Association’s Start! Fit-Friendly Companies Recognition program, for our commitment to providing physical activity and wellness opportunities for our employees
  • Worksite Innovation Award from the the American Heart Association, for developing and implementing innovative and effective programs to promote physical activity specifically in the
    workplace
  • Palm Award for Excellence in Public Relations for Clerks 4 Wellness Campaign top winner in “Internal Communications” category, Public Relations Society of America, Palm Beach Chapter
  • Accredited Inspector General AgencyCommission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, which means Clerk auditors follow the high standards set for Offices of Inspector General.
2010
  • Standard & Poor’s assigned the county’s investment portfolio the highest rating category AAAf/S1, which represents extremely strong protection against credit losses from credit defaults and low volatility, or sensitivity to changing market conditions. The portfolio is managed by the Clerk & Comptroller.
  • CEFEX Certified Investment Steward awarded to the Clerk’s investment program by the Center for Fiduciary Excellence, which signifies adherence to best practices in the industry and excellence in investment record- keeping procedures
  • Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting for “Checks & Balances: Your Guide to County Finances,” for FY 2009, Government Finance Officers Association
  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the Palm Beach County Comprehensive Annual Financial Report FY 2009, Government Finance Officers Association*
  • Best Practices in HR, a publication by Business and Legal Resources (BLR), featured Clerk & Comptroller's "We're All in This Together" transition program
  • Work Life Innovative Excellence Award from the Alliance for Work-Life Progress, an affiliate of WorldatWork®
  • Palm Award for Excellence in Public Relations for www.mypalmbeachclerk.com Web site redesign (top winner in “Web sites – Government/Public Service” category), Public Relations Society of America, Palm Beach Chapter
  • Palm Award for Excellence in Public Relations for Sensible Start Wedding promotion for 9/09/09 (top winner in “Public Affairs/Government Relations” category), Public Relations Society of America, Palm Beach Chapter
2009
  • Standard & Poor’s assigned the county’s investment portfolio the highest rating category AAAf/S1, which represents extremely strong protection against credit losses from credit defaults and low volatility, or sensitivity to changing market conditions. The portfolio is managed by the Clerk & Comptroller.
  • CEFEX Certified Investment Steward awarded to the Clerk’s investment program by the Center for Fiduciary Excellence, which signifies adherence to best practices in the industry and excellence in investment record- keeping procedures
  • Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting for “Checks & Balances: Your Guide to County Finances,” for FY 2008, Government Finance Officers Association
  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the Palm Beach County Comprehensive Annual Financial Report FY 2008, Government Finance Officers Association*
  • Bernays Award for “Best PR Campaign by a Large Company or Firm” for Best Practices 2008, Gold Coast PR Council
  • Best Places to Work Award, Finalist, South Florida Business Journal
  • Palm Award for Excellence in Public Relations for Annual Report, “Checks & Balances: Your Guide to County Finances,” FY 2007, Public Relations Society of America, Palm Beach Chapter
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
  • Excellence, Values, Integrity and Ethics (EVIE) Award for Corporate Best Practices Not-for-Profit/Government, Professional and Business Forum, Palm Beach County
  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the Palm Beach County Comprehensive Annual Financial Report FY 2003, Government Finance Officers Association*
2003

*The Clerk & Comptroller's office has earned this award every year since 1989.