Welcome to the Martin County Tax Collector’s office. We strive to provide unparalleled customer service for the taxpayers because they are the reason we are here!

Our staff’s talent has no limits igniting possibilities by thought-leaders to create new and easier ways to purchase and process services at the lowest cost. Taxpayers will benefit and value our constant search for service-delivery efficiencies and continuous improvements to update, understand, and satisfy citizen’s needs. The professional knowledge of our trusted technology team will expand our capability, increase efficiency, and push our performance to manage business processes beyond the boundaries to seamlessly guide us into the future. We encourage customer feedback to strengthen our partnership with our community. -Honorable Ruth “Ski” Pietruszewski, CFC

About Ruth Pietruszewski, CFC – Tax Collector

Headshot of Martin County Tax Collector Ruth “Ski” Pietruszewski smiling

Years as Tax Collector:

Newly elected 2009

Education:

  • A.S. Degree in Computer Programming & Analysis, Summa Cum Laude
  • Bachelor’s degree – Major Public Administration, 4.0 GPA
  • Florida Department of Revenue, Certified Florida Collector

Personal Information:

  • Widow of – Major John “Ski” Pietruszewski, Martin County Sheriff Department
  • Raised two children, both married – two grandchildren

Community/Professional Activities:

  • 38 year Martin County resident
  • Martin County Early Childhood Coordinating Council, Secretary 8/95-6/97
  • Tiger Touchdown Club, President 6/93-6/94
  • Tiger Touchdown Club, 6/90-6/93
  • Spirit Club, Secretary 6/90-6/91
  • Spirit Club 6/87-6/90
  • Supports Sheriff’s Youth Ranch
  • Supports U.S. Military through USO
  • Supports March of Dimes
  • Supports Indiantown Education Foundation
  • 4-H &(FFA) Future Farmer’s of America Supporter
  • Port Salerno Seafood Festival – Seafood Friend
  • Tutoring & Numerous Community Activities/Fundraisers
  • House of Hope
  • Honor Flight
  • Moms For Mental Health
  • Children’s Emergency Resources
  • Breast Cancer
  • Salvation Army Auxiliary Woman
  • ELK Member

Accomplishments:

  • 2009/2010 Certificate of Merit Award (Audit clear of findings) * 2010/2011 Certificate of Merit Award (Audit clear of findings)
  • 2011/2012 Certificate of Merit Award (Audit clear of findings) * 2012/2013 Certificate of Merit Award (Audit clear of findings)
  • 2013/2014 Certificate of Merit Award (Audit clear of findings)
  • 2014/2015 Certificate of Merit Award (Audit clear of findings)
  • 2015/2016 Certificate of Merit Award (Audit clear of findings)
  • 2011 – Excellence in Financial Operations
  • 2012 – Legacy Award for Continued Excellence
  • 2013 – Legacy Award for Continued Excellence
  • 2014 – Legacy Award for Continued Excellence
  • 2015 – Legacy Award for Continued Excellence
  • 2016 – Legacy Award for Continued Excellence
  • 2017 – Legacy Award for Continued Excellence
  • 2018 – Legacy Award for Continued Excellence
  • 2011 – Donate Life Donor Designation Champion
  • 2012 – Donate Life Silver Medallion Award

Member Of:

  • Florida Tax Collector’s Association
  • United Way Board of Directors
  • FFF Board of Directors, Chair
  • Board of Directors, Chapman School of Seamanship
  • National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers & Finance Officers
  • Member of: Martin County Taxpayer’s Association

Public Sector Experience:

School Board of Martin County-15 years Complex Administrative, Served as Clerk to the School Board of Martin County/Superintendent’s Office, Fiscal Management/Grant Writer

Private Sector Experience:

25 Years business experience