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



Bob Inzer: Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller

As a long-time resident of Tallahassee, it is my privilege and honor to represent the citizens of Leon County as their Clerk & Comptroller. I do not think of myself as a politician but rather a professional manager. And as a professional manager campaigning for a locally elected constitutional office, I said I would work hard to accomplish the following goals:

  • 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

  • Served as the Leon County Clerk of Courts since January 2001
  • 40 years of professional financial and managerial experience
  • 19 years as City Treasurer-Clerk for the City of Tallahassee
  • Management of the City of Tallahassee's operating and pension investment portfolio totaling $1.5 billion
  • Issuance and administration of all City debt
  • Collection of over $350 million of City Revenues annually

Education

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

Professional Activities

  • Florida Government Finance Officers Association (FGFOA)
    • … Past President and Board Member of the 2,000-member FGFOA
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada
    • … Past Director
    • … Member of the Nominating Committee
    • … Past Chairman of the International Committee
    • … Current Member of the Standing Committee on Retirement and Benefits Administration
    • … Organizer and moderator of the First Annual International Summit
    • … Past Chairman for Committee for Awards for Excellence Review Committee
  • Served as Local Government Representative of the Municipal Securities Regulatory Board
  • Chaired the National League of Cities Blue Ribbon Commission Study on Credit Enhancement
  • Advisor and Chairman for the First Municipal Investment Trust
  • Co-founder and Executive Director for the Sunshine State Governmental Financing Commission
  • Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers (FCCC)
    • … Current Member, Board of Directors
    • … Current Member, Executive Committee
    • … Current Member, Strategic Planning Committee
    • … Current Member and Past Vice Chairman of Court Comprehensive Information System
    • … Current Member, Education Committee
    • … Current Member and Chairman, New Clerk Academy Special Committee
    • … Past Member, Legislative Committee
    • … Past Member, Justice Partners Committee
    • … Past Chairman and Member, Best Practices Committee
    • … Past Member, Clerk of Courts Operations Corporation (CCOC) Coordination Committee
  • Clerks of Court Operations Corporation (CCOC)
    • … 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 2012
    • … Member of the Courts Revenue Stabilization Committee (2011-2012)
  • Member of the Florida Courts E-Filing Authority Board of Directors
  • Member and Chairman of the Florida Trust Board of Trustees
  • Member of Supreme Court Standing Committee on Fairness and Diversity (2006)
  • Member of the Board for Public Finance Authority

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

  • 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
  • Public Official of the Year for 1996 by "Governing Magazine"