Martin County Tax Collector Ruth Pietruszewski Receives State Award for Excellence

Tallahassee – Ruth Pietruszewski, Tax Collector for Martin County, has again earned a special designation for excellence in the field of financial operations.

The process involved for consideration of the Legacy Award is rigorous and includes a comprehensive review of the financial functions of the Tax Collector’s Office, to include a meticulous review, by a judging panel, of the Tax Collectors’ financial records, practices and use of technology.

“The Legacy Award is one of the most significant honors the Florida Tax Collectors Association awards a local Tax Collector,” said Association President, Sharon Jordan, of Suwannee County. I am incredibly pleased to say that Ruth Pietruszewski has earned the designation for excellence in the field of financial operations.”

A five person judging panel made up of government financial executives from throughout Florida examined the Tax Collector’s processes as related to the following four areas of competency:

  • Innovation & Automation;
  • Perfect Annual Audit Report;
  • Customer Focus; and
  • Budgeting

As mentioned, Ruth Pietruszewski has consistently earned the Excellence in Financial Operations Award after exhibiting proficiency in these four areas of expertise. However, for the 2017 Legacy Award, Ms. Pietruszewski demonstrated that her office had even further enhanced its financial operations.

Ruth Pietruszewski has consistently proven that she operates her office in an exemplary and award-winning manner,” said Sharon Jordan, President of the Florida Tax Collectors Association. “The panelists’ review of her office far exceeded simply reviewing her perfect audit report. Ms. Pietruszewski’s methods for delivering service to the people she serves and consideration of the technological innovations she has developed and put into place were also analyzed.”

Tax Collectors carry out State of Florida work at the local level on behalf of Florida’s citizens including property tax collections and enforcement; drivers’ licenses and motor vehicle services; hunting and fishing licenses; birth certificates, and so much more.
Contact: Tim Qualls, FTCA Executive Director – (850)222-7206 –