Nassau County Clerk’s Office Recognized With Best Practice Excellence Program

Clerk of Circuit Court & Comptroller
Press Release
June 23, 2022

(Back row) Patrick Mudd, Michael McClellan, Mike Drawdy, Mary Potochnik, Amanda Stearn, and Mitch Keiter. (Front row) Carla Cribb, Clerk John Crawford, Sue Godwin, and Rob Crawford.

Nassau County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, John A. Crawford and some members of his leadership team recently spent a few days in Orlando at the Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers (FCCC) Summer Conference.

For the second year, the FCCC awarded the Florida Clerks who have met or exceeded current statewide benchmarks in their policies and procedures for service to their citizens. Mr. Crawford was presented with 11 Best Practices Recognition of Excellence Awards for Bail Bonds, Compliance Services, Confidential Judicial Records, Eviction, Evidence Storage and Destruction, Exploitation of Vulnerable Adult Injunction, Marriage License, Public Records Requests, Recording Fundamentals, Requests to Redact Exempt Personal Information, and Service Documents by Clerks for Pro Se Litigants. These awards are the results of the hard work and commitment to excellence by the Clerk and his staff.

Florida’s Clerks and Comptrollers have collaborated on Best Practices for more than 14 years. The Best Practices Excellence Program was established last year as an opportunity for Clerks to receive Recognition of Excellence certificates for completing assessments that evaluate acceptance of certain Best Practices.

The Florida Constitution established the Clerk of the Circuit Court as a public trustee, responsible for safeguarding public records and public funds. Clerk John A. Crawford is independently elected by and accountable to the Nassau County residents. In addition to the roles of Clerk of the Circuit Court, County Recorder, and Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, the Clerk is the Chief Financial Officer and Auditor for Nassau County.