A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT AND COMPTROLLER: BOB INZER



Bob Inzer: Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller

During my campaign, I advised the voters of Leon County that I was not a politician; rather I am a professional manager. During my campaign, I pledged to:

  • Focus on customer service and never forget it is our job to understand and meet your needs and exceed your expectations;
  • Reach out to citizens and make the Clerk's Office, services and information available to all citizens in our community;
  • Serve you in your home and office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the delivery of services over the internet;
  • Improve efficiency and customer service through technology;
  • Work with the County Commission to improve the financial health of the Leon County government;
  • Insure the County's monies are wisely invested in a manner that maximizes interest income at an acceptable level of risk;
  • Work to build bridges and repair relationships between the City of Tallahassee and Leon County governments;
  • Work hard to make the Leon County Clerk’s Office one of the best in the country;
  • Promote within the Clerk's Office the highest level of ethical standards and to personally conduct myself in such a way that I set an example for my employees; and
  • Operate the Clerk's Office as a professional governmental office hiring and retaining the best and brightest workers available and to provide the motivation to insure they deliver world class services.
You should hold me accountable for my efforts in accomplishing these goals. Your suggestions as to how we can improve our performance and serve you better is appreciated. Please contact me at BBInzer@leoncountyfl.gov or call me at (850) 577-4000.

I would also like to tell you a little bit about my background and experience. I am and have been an active participant in the Leon County community for more than 30 years. I have an abiding interest in good government and believe that public service is the most honorable profession. So that you can know me better, here is a brief outline of my personal and professional background.

Work Experience

  • Serving as the Leon County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller since January 2001
  • Over 40 years of professional financial and managerial experience
  • Served 19 years as City Treasurer-Clerk for the City of Tallahassee, during which time I managed the City of Tallahassee's operating and pension investment portfolio totaling $1.5 billion; managed the issuance and administration of all City debt; was responsible for the collection of over $350 million of City Revenues annually, and the maintenance of all official City of Tallahassee records
  • Assisted local governments as Financial Advisor or Underwriter while Associate with Dean Witter in 1979
  • Instructor with Florida State University teaching Financial Markets and the Economy

Education

  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Florida State University (1981)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Finance Major, FSU School of Business (1971)

Personal

  • Married to Janis Inzer since 1974
  • Daughter Lauren and Son Bryce
  • Member and teacher of Bible class at First Baptist Church of Tallahassee
  • Member of Capital Tiger Bay Club and Economics Club of Florida

Professional Activities

  • President (1986) and Board Member (1980-87) of the 2,000-member Florida Government Finance Officers Association (FGFOA)
  • Director of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada (1988-1991)
  • Member of the GFOA Nominating Committee 2012-2014
  • Chairman of the GFOA International Committee(1991-1997)
  • Member of the GFOA Standing Committee on Retirement and Benefits Administration (2009-Present)
  • Organizer and moderator of the GFOA First Annual International Summit
  • Chairman for GFOA Committee for Awards for Excellence Review Committee (2005, 2006, 2009)
  • Local Government Representative of the Municipal Securities Regulatory Board (1991-1994)
  • Chaired the National League of Cities Blue Ribbon Commission Study on Credit Enhancement (2008-2009)
  • Advisor for the First Municipal Investment Trust (1995-present); Chairman 2011-present
  • Co-founder and Executive Director for the Sunshine State Governmental Financing Commission (1985-present)
  • Board of Directors for Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers (FCCC) 2006-2008
  • Vice Chairman of FCCC Court Comprehensive Information System (2002-2006)
  • Member of FCCC Legislative Committee (2002-2011)
  • Member of FCCC Justice Partners Committee (2005-present)
  • Member of FCCC Best Practices Committee (2004-2010) and Chairman (2005-2006)
  • Member of FCCC Education Committee (2011-present)
  • Member and Chairman of the FCCC New Clerk Academy Special Committee (2011-present)
  • Member of FCCC Clerk of Courts Operations Corporation (CCOC) Review Committee (2012-present)
  • Elected to CCOC Executive Council in 2006 and served through 2012; elected as Vice-Chairman in December 2010 and served through 2012; Chairman of the Finance and Budget Committee in 2010 through 2013; Member of the Courts Revenue Stabilization Committee (2011-2012)
  • Member of the Florida Courts E-Filing Authority Board of Directors (2011-present)
  • Chairman of E-Filing Authority Standardization Committee (2013-Present)
  • Member and Chairman of the Florida Trust Board of Directors (2011-2012)
  • Member of Supreme Court Standing Committee on Fairness and Diversity (2006)
  • Member of the Board for Public Finance Authority (2011-present)
  • Member of Florida Association of Counties Board of Directors (2011- Present)

Community Leadership

  • President (1985) and member (1979-86) of the Board of Directors for the Tallahassee Leon Federal Credit Union
  • Co-founder and Treasurer of the Northwest Florida Black Business Investment Corporation
  • Treasurer and Board Member of Lafayette Oaks Homeowners Association (1981-85)
  • Member of Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity (2003-2008), Treasurer (2006-2007)
  • Member of Board of Directors for Big Bend Hospice (2003-present), Vice President (2006-2010), President (2011-2012)
  • Member of Board of Directors for United Way of Big Bend (2004-2008)
  • Board of Directors for Florida Center for the Performing Arts and Education (2005-present); President (2011-present)
  • Member of Capital Rotary Club of Tallahassee (2003-2006)
  • Florida Economics Club Board of Directors (2007-2012)
  • Member of Willow Bend Homeowners Association (2005-2010), President (2006)

Achievements

  • Public Official of the Year for 1996 by "Governing Magazine"
  • Award for Excellence for innovations in governmental debt and investment practices from the Governmental Finance Officers Association in 1984, 1991 and 1994
  • Frequent presenter at professional associations on issues related to local government financial management
  • Florida Government Finance Officers Association 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Florida Association of Court Clerks/Comptroller's 2008 President's Clerk of the Year Award